Monday, April 10, 2017

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Princess Ariane of The Netherlands

  1. 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}. 
  2. She has two older sisters {Source}:
    1. Princess Catharina-Amalia of Oranje (2003)
    2. Princess Alexia of The Netherlands (2005)
  3. She was baptized on 20 October 2007, with the following as her godparents {Source}:
    1. Inés Zorreguieta (maternal aunt)
    2. Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (friend of her parents)
    3. Antoine Frilling (friend of her parents)
    4. Baron Tijo Collot d'Escury (friend of her parents)
    5. Valerie Delger (friend of her mother's)
  4. With the abdication of her grandmother in 2012, she is presently 3rd in line for the throne after her two sisters {Source}.
  5. 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}.
  6. Princess Ariane also enjoys many activities outside of the classroom, including piano lessons, ballet class, swimming and judo{Source}.
  7. She shares a birthday with her father's cousin, Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven and Liechtenstein's Princess Tatjana.
  8. At a month old, in May 2007, she was admitted to Leiden University Medical Centre with a suspected lung infection {Source}
  9. She is named:
    1. Ariane: an A name to "Complete the triple A rating" as her father put it.
    2. Wilhelmina: for her greatx2 grandmother, Queen Wilhelmina
    3. Maxima: For her mother
    4. Ines: For her aunt and godmother, Ines Zorrguieta
  10. She speaks Dutch, Spanish and English.

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