Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Royal Profile: Anastasia Margriet Joséphine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven

Anastasia Margriet Joséphine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven was born 15 April 2001 as the first child of Princess  Marilène of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-van den Broek and Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven {Source}.

She was baptised on 23 September 2001 {Source}, with the following as her godparents{Source}:
  • Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (paternal uncle)
  • Mrs .Caroline van Weede-van den Broek (matenral aunt)
She was likely named:
  • Anastasia: not sure, likely a name they liked
  • Margriet: her paternal grandmother
  • Joséphine : not sure, likely a name they liked
At birth, she was distantly in line for the Dutch throne, however, with the abdication of Princess Beatrix in 2013, she is no longer in line.