Brooklyn’s Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church at Vanderbilt Avenue is at the center of attention of European royalty, as a grandson of the late Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, walks down the aisle to marry Eva Prinz-Valdes.
UPDATE 4/24/2013: THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT EVA
Bernardo Guillermo, 32, an art designer living in Brooklyn, chose the date of his wedding to coincide with the festivities across the bridge in Manhatten to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Dutch.
His choice of date also made it easier for senior members of the family, such as Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima to come to New York. The Crown Princely couple will stay in New York through September 13, to take part in the various activities.
Bernardo Guillermo was born in the Netherlands, eldest son of Princess Christina and her Cuba born husband Jorge Guillermo. Bernardo has two siblings: Nicolas, who lives in Florida, and Juliana, who lives in London, England. Princess Christina, who lived in New York for long periods in her life, now alternates between London and The Hague.
Bernardo Guillermo moved to New York after finishing his high school in The Netherlands to study philosophy and art history at Sarah Lawrence College. He attended the Industrial Design program at Pratt Institute (2002-05) and was the recipient of a merit-based scholarship, as well as a nominee for the prestigious "'Rowena Reed Costellow' Design Award."
His work was selected for exhibition at Brooklyn Designs in 2005 and at DWR Modern-Design-Function exhibit in NY 2008. His Work has been featured in Wallpaper Magazine, May 2005; 10 Most Wanted Designers, and ArtReviewUK, Dec 2005; The Shape of Things to Come. Bernardo Guillermo's design studio is based in the Navy Yard area of Brooklyn.
Bernardo met his future wife Eva Prinz-Valdes, 31, in 2005. They were married in a civil ceremony in March and have a baby daughter, Isabel Christina, born April 13, 2009. The baby girl will be baptised during the wedding Mass, the Dutch priest performing the ceremony said in an interview with a Duch newspaper.
Royal Musings reported earlier in 2009: 'Mrs. Guillermo's professional name is Eva Prinz. She is an art editor, who specializes in architecture and architectural history. She works for Harry Abrams, and she recently edited Alan Moore's 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, which will be published in October by Abrams. [Here is a link to an interview Eva conducted with architect Greg Lynn.']
* Princess Christina with daughter Juliana and daughter in law Eva (l) at the wedding of Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma in Florence, 2012.
Eva Prinz was mentioned in an 2013 on line article as party to a marriage break up. The article was published just a few days before the accession to the throne of her husband's cousin Willem-Alexander.
© RoyalblogNL, Hans Jacobs; Photos by © Dutch Photo Press, Patrick van Katwijk. Updated 9/6/2009 9.59 DST; 4/24/2013.