Marriage and family

The Prince married Mabel Wisse Smit on 24 April 2004. The marriage was blessed at the Oude Kerk in Delft.

The government decided to respect the wishes of the couple not to seek parliament’s permission to marry. As a consequence, after his marriage Prince Friso was no longer a member of the Royal House and no longer in line to the throne.

Two children were born to Prince Friso and Princess Mabel: Luana (Countess Emma Luana Ninette Sophie, 26 March 2005) and Zaria (Countess Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou, 18 June 2006). The family lived in London.