Princess Irene with the twins.

Today, Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi, and Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, celebrate their fiftieth birthdays!

The twins with their older brother Prince Carlos.

On 13 October 1972 at Nimeguen, the twins Prince Jaime Bernardo and Princess Margarita Maria Beatrix of Bourbon-Parma were born as the second and third children of Prince Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, and Princess Irene of the Netherlands, who wed in 1964. Jaime and Margarita joined an older brother, Prince Carlos (b.1970; married Annemarie Cecilia Gualthérie van Weezel), and were followed by a younger sister, Princess Maria Carolina (b.1974; married Albert Brenninkmeijer). 

Prince Jaime and Princess Irene.
King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima with their three daughters.
Princess Viktória and Prince Jaime.

On 5 October 2013 at Apeldoorn, Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma married Viktória Cservenyák (b.1982). The couple’s wedding was attended by many relatives, including the groom’s aunt Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands and his first cousin King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands. Jaime and Viktória have two daughters: Princess Zita Clara (b.2014) and Princess Gloria Irene (b.2016).

On 3 May 2008 at Maarsbergen, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma married Tjalling Siebe ten Cate (b.1975). The princess had previously been married from 2001 until 2006 to Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn. Margarita and Tjalling have two daughters: Julia (b.2008) and Paola (b.2011).

Wishing Prince Jaime and Princess Margarita a very Happy Birthday!

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