Claire CoombsClaire Coombs
(born at Bath
, on January 18
), is the daughter of Nicholas Coombs, a British
-born businessman, and his Belgian
wife, née Nicole Mertens. She has lived in Belgium since age 3. She is a property surveyor.
On April 12, 2003 she married Prince Laurent of Belgium in Brussels, with a civil ceremony at Brussels Town Hall and a religious ceremony at the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula.