Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Royal Profile: Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven

Felicia Juliana Benedicte Barbara van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven was born 31 May 2005 as the  second daughter and youngest child of Prince Mauris of Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven and Princess Marilène of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven{Source}.
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)
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)
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.

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
Growing up in The Netherlands, she likely speaks Dutch fluently.

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