Sunday, April 10, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Ariane of The Netherlands

Princess Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines of The Netherlands was born 10 April 2007 as the youngest daughter of King Williem-Alexander & Queen Maxima of The Netherlands {Source}. She has two older sisters {Source}:
  1. Princess Catharina-Amalia of Oranje (2003)
  2. Princess Alexia of The Netherlands (2005)
She was baptized on 20 October 2007, with the following as her godparents {Source}:
  • Inés Zorreguieta (maternal aunt)
  • Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (friend of her parents)
  • Antoine Frilling (friend of her parents)
  • Baron Tijo Collot d'Escury (friend of her parents)
  • Valerie Delger (friend of her mother's)
With the abdication of her grandmother in 2012, she is presently 3rd in line for the throne after her two sisters {Source}.

Her parents are determined to give her and her sisters a normal childhood-or as normal as can be with their parents as King and Queen. She and her sisters attend Bloemcamp primary school{Source}. Princess Ariane also enjoys many activities outside of the classroom, including piano lessons, ballet class, swimming and judo{Source}.

She shares a birthday with her father's cousin, Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven and Liechtenstein's Princess Tatjana.

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