Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands

 

Catharina-Amalia
Hereditary Princess of Orange
Full name
Catharina Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria
Father Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange
Mother Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
Born 7 December 2003 (2003-12-07) (age 6)
The Hague, The Netherlands

Dutch Royal Family
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HM the Queen *

Styles of
Princess Amalia of the Netherlands
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Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau (given names: Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria; born 7 December 2003, The Hague, the Netherlands), is the first child of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, the heir apparent to the throne of the Netherlands, and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, his spouse.

Life

Princess Catharina-Amalia was born in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. She lives with her parents and her younger sisters Alexia and Ariane at Villa Eikenhorst on the royal estate, De Horsten, in Wassenaar. On 12 June 2004 she was baptised by Reverend Carel ter Linden in the Grote, or St. Jacob's, Church in The Hague. Her godparents are her uncle Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Marc ter Haar (her father's friend), Herman-Diederik Tjeenk Willink (Vice-president of the Council of State), Samantha van Welderen Baroness Rengers-Deane (her mother's friend) and her uncle Martín Zorreguieta.

Names

The official origins of her given names:

All children of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima will bear the style Royal Highness and titles Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands and Prince (Princess) of Orange-Nassau (Royal Decree 25 January 2002, nr. 41).

Following the tradition, Princess Catharina-Amalia is styled as "The Hereditary Princess of Orange" (In Dutch: De Erfprinses van Oranje); she will become the Princess of Orange when her father accedes to the throne.

Succession to the Thrones

She is second in the line of succession to the Dutch throne, and because the crown of the Netherlands now devolves upon the eldest child regardless of gender, she will not be replaced in the line of succession by any future children of her parents. So, providing her father and grandmother, the Queen, predecease her or abdicate correspondingly, and she does not marry without permission of Parliament, she will become Queen regnant of the Netherlands.

She is also in the line of succession to the British throne, as she is a descendent of Princess Augusta, granddaughter of King George II and sister of King George III. In accordance with the British Act of Settlement 1701, her father was removed from the line of succession to the British throne after he married a Roman Catholic.

Ancestry


Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands
Cadet branch of the House of Amsberg
Born: 7 December, 2003
Dutch royalty
Preceded by
The Prince of Orange
Line of succession to the Dutch throne
2nd position
Succeeded by
Princess Alexia
British royalty
Preceded by
Beatrix of the Netherlands
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

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