Friday, December 7, 2012

Royal Profile:Princess Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands

Princess Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria of The Netherlands was born 7 December 2003, and is the eldest of the three daughters of The Prince of Oranje and his wife, Princess Maxima. She has two younger sisters, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane.

Her godparents consisted of:

  • Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands (her uncle)
  • Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (her distant cousin)
  • Mister Marc ter Haar (a friend of her father's)
  • Mister Herman-Diederik Tjeenk Willink (Vice-president of the Council of State)
  • Ms. Samantha van Welderen, Baroness Rengers-Deane (a friend of her mother's)
  • Mister Martín Zorreguieta (her maternal uncle)
She resides with her parents and sisters at Villa Eikenhorst on the royal estate. She attends the local school, BloemcampschoolShe began attending Blomecampschool in December 2007, and should presently be in her 4th year at the school.
Although still very young, the future Queen Regent of the Netherlands has performed a varitey of Royal Duties. Her most notable duty was as a bridesmaid for her godmother Crown Princess Victoria in her June 2010 wedding to Daniel Westling. She has also been seen at the baptism of her sisters (Alexia, Ariane), the family's annual winter photocalls (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and summer photocall (2011) and at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

As for Royal titles, by royal decree on 25 January 2002, she and her siblings were granted the style and title Royal Highness Prince(ss) of The Netherlands and Prince(ss) of Orange-Nassu. In addition, following the tradition,  Princess Catharina-Amalia is also styled as The Hereditary Princess of Oranje. She will inherit the title, Princess of Oranje when her father assends the throne, and be the first Princess of Oranje in her own right. Therefore, at present, the young princess's full title and style is as follows:

Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria of The Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassu, Hereditary Princess of Oranje

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