Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

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Princess Alexia
Prinses Alexia, Wassenaar, najaar 2014.jpg
Princess Alexia in 2014
Born (2005-06-26) 26 June 2005 (age 11)
Bronovo Hospital, The Hague, Netherlands
Full name
Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien
House Orange-Nassau
Father Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
Mother Máxima Zorreguieta

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. Alexia's godparents are: her paternal uncle, the late Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau; her maternal uncle, Juan Zorreguieta; Queen Mathilde of the Belgians (then Duchess of Brabant); Jonkvrouwe Alexandra Jankovich de Jeszenice; and Jonkheer Frans Ferdinand de Beaufort.

Alexia has an elder sister, Catharina-Amalia, The Princess of Orange, and a younger sister, Ariane.

She speaks Dutch, English and some Spanish.[3]

In February 2016, while on a skiing holiday with her family in Austria, Princess Alexia broke her right femur (thigh bone). She was transported via helicopter to a local hospital and had surgery to repair the injury. After a few days in hospital she was released and will require the use of crutches while she heals. Updates on Princess Alexia's condition have been 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.

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.[4]
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.[4]
Arms of the Principality of Orange.svg The second and third quarters are the coat of arms of the Prince of Orange.[4]
Arms of the Zorreguieta Family.svg In the center is the coat of arms of the Zorreguieta family.[4]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Dutch Royal House
  2. ^ Current line of succession – Official website of the Dutch Royal House
  3. ^ "The children of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima". Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  4. ^ 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