Special Today in History - January 18th. 1974 - Princess Claire of Belgium

On January 18th. 1974, Claire Louise Coombs was born in Bath (England).
Her parents were an English businessman, Nicholas John Coombs, and
Nicole Mertens.



Coat of Arms of Belgium
Source Picture: Wikipedia

On April 12th. 2003 she married Prince Laurent of Belgium
(brother of King Philippe). Claire received the title Princess by marriage.



Screenshot: Princess Claire and her husband Prince Laurent
@ July 21st. 2013

They have 3 children:

- Princess Louise;
- Prince Nicolas;
- Prince Aymeric.

On next links you'll see some beautiful pictures:


Link 1

Link  2

Prince Laurent wrote a public statement about his love for Princess Claire on the
occasion of her 40th. B-Day.

You can read more (in Dutch) about the statement:
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/detail.aspx?articleid=DMF20140117_00933825