Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Royal Profile: Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Colorno

Princess Margarita Maria Beatrix of Bourbon-Parma, The Countess of Colorno was born 13 October 1972 as the daughter of Princess Irene of The Netherlands and Prince Carlo, The Duke of Parma {Source}. She has the following siblings, siblings in law and neices and nephews:
  1. Prince Carlos of Bourbon- Parma, The Duke of Parma (1970)
    1. Miss Brigitte Klynstra (1959)
      1. Master Carlos Klynstra (illegitimate, 1997)
    2. Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, The Duchess of Parma (1977)
      1. Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma (2012)
      2. Princess Cecila of Bourbon-Parma (2013)
  2. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, The Count of Bardi (1972, twin)
    1. Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma (1982)
      1. Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma (2014)
  3. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma (1974)
    1. Mr. Albert Alphons Ludgerus Brenninkmeijer (1974)
      1. Miss Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile Brenninkmeijer (2014)
She grew up partially in Spain, and in The Netherlands. When she was 11 years old, her parents divorced, and she moved to The Netherlands with her mother and siblings, into her grandparents' home, later moving to a home nearby. 

She attended university in The Netherlands, eventually earning a Cultural Anthropology degree from  the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and also studied interior architechture in The Hauge. Currently, she works as an interior decorator. 

One of her godparents is her maternal aunt, Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands. She is a first cousin of the current monarch of The Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander.


She married on 22 September 2001 and divorced in November 2006 to Edwin Karel Willem de Roy van Zuydewijn  {Source}. Her second marriage was to Tjalling Siebe ten Cate on 3 May 2008  {Source}. With her first husband, she has no children. From her second marriage, she has the following children {Source}:
  1. Miss Julia Carolina Catharina ten Cate (2008)
  2. Miss Paola Cecilia Laurentien ten Cate (2011)

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