|General Description :
||Princess Irene of the Netherlands (born 5 August 1939) is the second child of the late Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. In the public eye since birth, Irene made headlines when she and her family fled during World War II, first to Britain and then to Canada. Her decision to convert to Catholicism and to marry the eldest son of the pretender to the Spanish throne caused a crisis in both the Dutch royal family and government, bringing her into the world spotlight once again. A disarmament and nature activist, she is now well known for her work with nature.