Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

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Princess Alexia
Princess Alexia.jpg
Full name
Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien
House House of Orange-Nassau
Father Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
Mother Máxima Zorreguieta
Born (2005-06-26) 26 June 2005 (age 9)
The Hague, Netherlands

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau (Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien; born 26 June 2005)[1] is the second daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. Princess Alexia is member of the Dutch Royal House and second in the line of succession to the Dutch throne.[2]

Life[edit]

Princess Alexia was born in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. Her baptism took place on 19 November 2005 in Wassenaar. The godparents to Princess Alexia are: her paternal uncle, Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau; her maternal uncle, Juan Zorreguieta; the Duchess of Brabant; Jonkvrouwe Alexandra Jankovich de Jeszenice; and Jonkheer Frans Ferdinand de Beaufort.

Princess Alexia has an elder sister, Catharina-Amalia, The Princess of Orange, and a younger sister, Ariane. All three enjoy the style of Royal Highness.

Titles, styles and arms[edit]

Alexia's full title and style is: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau.

Arms of Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
Coat of Arms of the children of Wilhelm-Alexander of the Netherlands.svg
Notes
Princess Alexia uses the same coat of arms as her sisters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, the Princess of Orange and Princess Ariane.[3]
Escutcheon
Quarterly: I and IV azure billety or, a lion with coronet also or armed and langued gules, holding in his dexter paw a sword argent hilted or, and in his sinister seven arrows argent pointed and bound together or, which is of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; II and III or, a horn azure opened and bound gules, which is of the first House of Orange; an inescutcheon or bearing a castle of three towers gules flanked on each side by a poplar tree au naturel, and a river azure flowing from the base, ondoyant to the gate of the castle, which is of the house of Zorreguieta in Argentina.
Symbolism
Arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.svg The first and fourth quarters are the coat of arms of the Netherlands, based on the coat of arms of the House of Nassau.[3]
Arms of the Principality of Orange.svg The second and third quarters are the coat of arms of the Prince of Orange.[3]
Arms of the Zorreguieta Family.svg In the center is the coat of arms of the Zorreguieta family.[3]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Dutch Royal House
  2. ^ Current line of succession – Official website of the Dutch Royal House
  3. ^ a b c d (Dutch) Wapens van leden van het Koninklijk Huis, Dutch Royal House. Retrieved on 2013-05-06.

External links[edit]

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
Born: 26 June, 2005
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Princess of Orange
Line of succession to the Dutch throne
2nd position
Succeeded by
Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Anne, daughter of George II