Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Royal Profile:Countess Zaria van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouw van Amsberg

Countess Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg was born 18 June 2006 in London, England, the younger of the two daughters of Prince Friso and Princess Mabel of The Netherlands. 

She is named:
Joanna: After her father
Zaria: The Slavonian goddess
Nicoline: Her maternal aunt and godmother
Milou: For Princess Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (1688–1765), the wife of Johan Willem Friso, Prince of Orange, the stadholder of Friesland.

She was christened on 3 February 2007 at Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague.

Her godparents are{Source}: 
  • King Willem-Alexander I (her paternal uncle)
  • Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma (her father's 1st cousin, her 1st cousin 1x removed)
  • Nicoline Wisse Smit (her maternal aunt) 
  • Ruben Ameling (friend of her parents)
  • Maria Luz Luano (friend of her parents)
She resides in London with her mother and sister, and where her father is currently in a rehab facility after a February 2012 accident that left him in a coma {Source}. While they reside in London both she and her sister likely attend school in or around London.

Due to her father not seeking parliamentary approval to marry her mother, she is not a member of the Dutch Royal House nor in line for the Dutch Throne.

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