Sunday, May 31, 2015

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven

  1. Felicia Juliana Benedicte Barbara van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven was born 31 May 2005.
  2. She is second daughter and youngest child of Prince Mauris of Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven and Princess Marilène of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven{Source}. 
  3. She has an older brother and sister {Source}: 
    1. Anastasia (Anna) Margriet Joséphine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven(2001)
    2. Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2002)
  4. Her godparents are{Source}:
    1. Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands (her father's cousin)
    2. Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau (paternal uncle)
    3. Barbara Ruding (friend of her parents)
  5. Her paternal grandparents are Princess Margriet of The Netherlands & Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven
  6. With her great-Aunt Beatrix's abdication in 2013, her family (aside from her grandmother) does not have succession rights any longer. It is likely Felicia and her siblings lead normal lives.
  7. She is named for:
    1. Felicia: likely a name her parents liked, meaning Happy.
    2. Juliana: her great-grandmother, Queen Juliana
    3. Benedicte: not sure, but it means Blessed in Latin...
    4. Barbara: Her godmother, Barbara Rudding
  8. Her patenernal aunts and uncles are:
    1. Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
    2. Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
    3. Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven 
    4. Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
    5. Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
    6. Princess  Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
  9. She has the following cousins:
    1. Isabella Lily Juliana van Vollenhoven (2002)
    2. Samuel Bernhard Louis van Vollenhoven (2004)
    3. Emma Francisca Catharina van Vollenhoven (2006)
    4. Magali Margriet Eleonoor van Vollenhoven ( 2007)
    5. Benjamin Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2008)
    6. Pieter Anton Maurits Erik van Vollenhoven (2008)
    7. Eliane Sophia Carolina van Vollenhoven (2009)
    8. Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2013)
  10. Growing up in The Netherlands, she likely speaks Dutch fluently.

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