Tuesday, October 14, 2003

From Gangster's Mole to Prince's Bride? (German Language Article)

I've just learnt from the above article that Mabel Wisse Smit, who is engaged to the Prince Friso of the Netherlands, seems to have a real affinity for seeking out criminals as lovers. As if it weren't bad enough that she was a lot more deeply involved with a one-time drug-lord than she has been willing to let on, it now emerges that she also had a "friendship" with a certain (married, with children) Mohammed Sacirbey, who is currently sitting in prison for embezzling UN funds. A drug baron, an embezzler, and now a crown prince? That's some career progress, I must say. As I've said elsewhere, Miss Wisse-Smit does seem to be one for the highlife, and I have to wonder just how much "love" has to do with her engagement to the apparently lovestruck (or should that be p***ywhipped?) prince.

Still, if these developments prove one thing, it is that the house of Windsor isn't peculiarly prone to scandal as European royal families go.