Annette Sekrève was born in The Hague on 18 April 1972, the eldest daughter of Ulrich Sekrève and Jolanda de Haan.
Princess Annette gained her VWO (pre-university education) certificate at the Sint Oelbert Gymnasium in Oosterhout. In 1996 she graduated in Psychology from Groningen University.
Marriage and family
Annette Sekrève married Prince Bernhard in Utrecht on 6 July 2000. The marriage was blessed on 8 July 2000 in the Domkerk in Utrecht.
Princess Annette and Prince Bernhard have three children. Their daughter Isabella (Isabella Lily Juliana) was born on 14 May 2002. Their first son Samuel (Samuel Bernhard Louis) was born on 25 May 2004. Their second son Benjamin (Benjamin Pieter Floris) was born on 12 March 2008. The family lives in Amsterdam.
Work and posts held
From 2002 to 2011 Princess Annette worked with the disabled for Stichting AGO/Cordaan in Amsterdam. She is a member of the Advisory Committees of the Art as Well/Een hele Kunst Foundation and the Belevenis Foundation. The Princess is also a member of the Papageno Foundation Advisory Council.