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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The private christenings of the British royals

In contrast to some other monarchies the christenings of the British royals are rather private occasions. They often taken place in royal chapels or even in the palaces and are small, intimate ceremonies with few guests. When possible photographers like to take pictures of the arrival and departure of the parents with their child and […]

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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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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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