Marie-Hélène Angela van den Broek, the younger daughter of Hans van den Broek and Josée van den Broek-van Schendel, was born on 4 February 1970 in Dieren.
In 1988 she gained her VWO (pre-university education) certificate at the Rijnlands Lyceum in Wassenaar. She graduated in Business Administration from Groningen University in May 1994, her main subject being Marketing.
Marriage and family
Marilène van den Broek married Prince Maurits in Apeldoorn on 29 May 1998. The marriage was blessed the following day in the Grote Kerk, Apeldoorn.
Princess Marilène and Prince Maurits have three children. Their first daughter, Anna (Anastasia Margriet Joséphine) was born on 15 April 2001. Their son, Lucas (Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri) was born on 26 October 2002. Their second daughter, Felicia (Felicia Juliana Bénedicte Barbara) was born on 31 May 2005. The family lives in Amsterdam.
Work and posts held
Since 2006 Princess Marilène has worked for the Development Department of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, where she is responsible for the Friends of the Rijksmuseum. She previously held various commercial and marketing positions at Koninklijke Ahold NV, chiefly at the Albert Heijn head office in Zaandam.
Princess Marilène isa member of the Alumni Council, an advisory body to the Executive Board of Groningen University, and a member of the Ronald McDonald House Advisory Committee.