Guillaume and Stéphanie – Their first child has arrived

There has been a lot of speculation since their marriage in October 2012. But after seven years of marriage, on 5 December 2019, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg finally announced that they were going to be parents in May 2020. Their son was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte […]

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The birth of another Princess – Beatrix had prefered a brother

On Tuesday 18 February 1947 at 2.24am a little princess was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, The Netherlands. Later that day her father Prince Bernhard told in a radio progarmme that Princess Juliana was doing fine. Apparently both grandmothers – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Princess Armgard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld – were present. […]

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19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet

On 19 January 1943 – today 75 years ago – a little princess was born, far away from home. The third daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was named Margriet Francisca. Her elder sisters Princess Beatrix and Princess Irene had been born at home at Soestdijk Palace in the Netherlands. Their […]

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2007 – The Birth of Princess Ariane of The Netherlands

Joy in the Netherlands when on 10 April 2007 the third daughter of Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange, and his wife Princess Máxima of the Netherlands was born. Princess Máxima was admitted to the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague at 3.45pm on 10 April to await the birth of her third child. Half an hour […]

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Another Christening at Palace Het Loo

You’d almost forget, but no Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven, son of Prince Floris and Princess Aimée van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven wasn’t christened yet. The little boy was born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 1 July 2013 at 1.32pm. The little brother of Magali and Eliane was finally […]

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A birth in the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg family

A wonderful message reached me yesterday. Pieter Haitsma Mulier and his wife Princess Vanessa zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg with great joy and pleasure announce the birth of their first son Louis-Gaspard Otto George Haitsma Mulier on 14 August 2013. Little Louis was born at 9.43am and weighed 3440 gramms. Both mother and son are doing fine. Louis […]

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