Saturday, February 21, 2015

Royal Profile: Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma

Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma was born 21 February 2014 as the first child of Prince Jaime  of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi & Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Bardi{Source}.  She is a granddaughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and late Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma.

Princess Zita was named:
  • Zita:  for her great-great aunt Empress Zita Maria delle Grazie Adelgunde Michaele Raphaele Gabriele Josephine Antonie Louise Agnes of Bourbon-Parma
  • Clara: for her maternal great grandmother

She had a double baptism with her cousin, Alaïa-Maria Brenninkmeijer, on October 4, 2014 at Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands{Source}. Her godparents are:
  1. King Willem-Alexander I of The Netherlands (paternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  2. Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma  (paternal 1st cousin 1x removed)
  3. Princess Maria-Teresa of Bourbon-Parma (paternal great aunt)
  4. Dorothea ter Riet-Bartos (maternal grandmother)
  5. Jacco Eltingh (friend of her parents)
In 2014, her father was appointed ambassador for The Netherlands to The Holy See, therefore it is likely she and her parents reside in or around there{Source}.

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