Sunday, April 15, 2018

Royal Profile: Anastasia 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. She shares a birthday with King Philippe of The Belgians and  Leopold Christian Ingolf Rosanes af Rosenborg.

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