Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

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Princess Alexia
2019 Annual winter photocall with the Dutch Royal Family in Lech, Austria - 04.jpg
Born (2005-06-26) 26 June 2005 (age 17)
The Hague, Netherlands
Names
Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien
HouseOrange-Nassau (official)
Amsberg (agnatic)
FatherWillem-Alexander of the Netherlands
MotherMáxima Zorreguieta Cerruti

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 a member of the Dutch Royal House and second in the line of succession to the Dutch throne.[2]

Life[edit]

Princess Alexia was born on 26 June 2005 at HMC Bronovo in The Hague as the second child of Willem-Alexander, then Prince of Orange, and his wife, Máxima.[3] The infant's uncles Prince Friso and Juan Zorreguieta, the Duchess of Brabant, Jonkvrouwe Alexandra Jankovich de Jeszenice, and Jonkheer Frans Ferdinand de Beaufort stood as godparents at baptism by Reverend Deodaat van der Boon on 19 November 2005 in the Dorpskerk in Wassenaar.[4]

Princess Alexia attended the public primary school Bloemcampschool in Wassenaar.[5] She attended secondary school at the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague from 2017 to 2021.[4][6] Beginning in August 2021, she is continuing her secondary education at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, where her father was also a student.[7][8] Alexia speaks Dutch, English, and Spanish.[9]

Hospitalization[edit]

In February 2016, while on a skiing holiday with her family in Austria, Princess Alexia broke her right femur. She was transported via helicopter to a local hospital and had surgery to repair the injury. After a few days in the hospital she was released and required the use of crutches while she healed.[10] Updates on Princess Alexia's condition were posted on the official website of the Dutch monarchy. The accident occurred in the same area as the avalanche which resulted in eventually fatal injuries to her paternal uncle and godfather, Prince Friso, in February 2012.

Titles, styles and arms[edit]

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

Coat of arms of Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
Coat of Arms of the children of Willem-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.[11]
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.[11]
Arms of the Principality of Orange.svg The second and third quarters are the coat of arms of the Prince of Orange.[11]
Arms of the Zorreguieta Family.svg In the center is the coat of arms of the Zorreguieta family.[11]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Dutch Royal House Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Current line of succession Archived 25 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine – Official website of the Dutch Royal House
  3. ^ "Doop Prinses Alexia in Dorpskerk in Wassenaar op 19 november 2005". Het Koninklijk Huis. 31 August 2005. Archived from the original on 27 October 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b Affairs, Ministry of General (14 January 2015). "Princess Alexia - Royal House of the Netherlands". royal-house.nl. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Princess Amalia of the Netherlands starts senior school". HELLO!. 24 August 2015. Archived from the original on 3 December 2020. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Ook prinses Alexia naar Haags gymnasium Sorghvliet". nos.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 25 December 2021. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  7. ^ Affairs, Ministry of General (2 March 2021). "Princess Alexia to attend United World College of the Atlantic in Wales - News item - Royal House of the Netherlands". www.royal-house.nl. Archived from the original on 24 July 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Dutch king-in-waiting congratulated by Atlantic College". BBC News. 1 February 2013. Archived from the original on 24 July 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  9. ^ "The children of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima". Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Princess Alexia of the Netherlands recovering from skiing accident". HELLO!. 2 March 2016. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d (in Dutch) Wapens van leden van het Koninklijk Huis Archived 23 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine, 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 Line of succession to the Dutch throne
2nd position
Succeeded by