Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg

Countess Zaria
Full name
Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou
House House of Orange-Nassau
Father Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
Mother Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau
Born 18 June 2006 (2006-06-18) (age 3)
London, England
Religion Christian (Dutch Reformed Church)

Dutch Royal Family
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Countess Zaria van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou; born 18 June 2006 in London) is the second and youngest child of TRH Prince Friso and Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau. She is a granddaughter of HM Queen Beatrix and her late husband, HRH Prince Claus of the Netherlands.

Style, titles and names

  • Her highborn Countess Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (since her birth on 26 March 2005)

Upon the marriage of Prince Friso to Mabel Wisse Smit, the Government did not offer the constitutionally required Bill of Consent for their marriage to the Netherlands Parliament. As a result of this the Prince ceased to be a member of the Royal House and lost his place in the line of succession for himself and his descendants. By Royal Decree of 19 March 2004, nr. 126 is determined that all children of the couple will bear the title of Count (Countess) of Orange-Nassau and the honorific Jonkheer (Jonkvrouwe) van Amsberg, and have the surname Van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg. The titles are hereditary in male lineage.

The official origins of her given names are:

  • Joanna refers to her father, Johan Friso.
  • Zaria refers to the Slavonian goddess, Zaria.
  • Nicoline is the name of her mother's sister.
  • Milou refers to Princess Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (1688-1765), the wife of Johan Willem Friso, Prince of Orange, the stadholder of Friesland.

Christening

Zaria was christened by Huub Oosterhuis on 3 February 2007 at Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague.

Her godparents are:

 

Styles of
Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau van Amsberg
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Reference style Her highborn
Spoken style Freule
Alternative style Ma'am
Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
Cadet branch of the House of Amsberg
Born: 18 June 2006
British royalty
Preceded by
Countess Luana of Orange-Nassau
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands

 

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