Princess Ariane of the Netherlands

Princess Ariane of the Netherlands

Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau (given names: Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines) (born April 10, 2007) is the daughter of heir apparent to the throne of the Netherlands Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima. She is fourth in line to the throne of the Netherlands.


Princess Ariane was born in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague at 21:56 local time [ [ Trotse kroonprins toont 'voorbeeldbaby'; Retrieved on 2007-04-11] ] on April 10, 2007 as the third child and third daughter of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima. Princess Ariane weighed 4.135 kilograms (9.12 pounds) and was 52 centimeters (20.5 inches) long at birth. [cite press release
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date = 2007-04-10
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] Prime Minister Balkenende addressed the nation shortly afterwards and said both mother and child were healthy and doing well. [cite press release
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date = 2007-04-10
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] The next morning, Prince Willem-Alexander appeared on television with his new daughter. [ [ It's a girl - Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines] ] The names of the baby were announced on 13 April, when the birth was registered in The Hague.cite press release
title = Namen dochter Prins van Oranje en Prinses Máxima
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Names and titles

Her given names are Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines. The names were announced by her father on April 13, 2007. The origin of the name "Ariane" is speculated about. It can either come from the Latin name "Hadrian" or from the Greek name "Ariadne". [cite web
title = Prinses Ariane
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] Like her sisters Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia her first name starts with an "A", according to Prince Willem-Alexander "to conclude the triple A rating". [cite news
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] "Wilhelmina" was the name of her great-great-grandmother Queen Wilhelmina. "Máxima" is the first name of her mother Princess Máxima, and also of Princess Máxima's grandmother and namesake. "Ines" is the first name of her mother's younger sister, and Ariane's godmother, Inès Zorreguieta.

By Royal Decree of January 25, 2002, nr. 41 is determined that all children of Prince Willem-Alexander will bear the title of "Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands" and "Prince (Princess) of Orange-Nassau". [Citation | title=Staatsblad 41 2002 | publication =Staatsblad |issue =41| date=January 25 2002| place=The Hague|publisher=SDU]

Her full name is styled and with title: "Her Royal Highness Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau" ( _nl. Hare Koninklijke Hoogheid Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines Prinses der Nederlanden, Prinses van Oranje-Nassau).

Princess Ariane is fourth in line to the throne of the Netherlands, after her father heir apparent Prince Willem-Alexander, and her sisters Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia. Princess Ariane is in line to the British throne.


On May 2, 2007, Princess Ariane was admitted to the Leiden University medical centre with a suspected lung infection. [cite web|url=|title=Princess Ariane admitted to hospital||date=2007-05-02|accessdate=2007-05-02] She was released from the hospital on May 5, 2007 to be treated for her bacterial and viral infection. [cite web|url=|title=Royal News, May 2007|publisher=NettyRoyal|accessdate=2007-05-06] On June 13, 2007, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima released a thank you note "not only for the congratulations upon Ariane's birth but also for the best wishes they received upon her hospitalisation" and released a third official picture with their newborn daughter. The couple reportedly received over 30,000 letters of well-wishers.fact|date=September 2007


Princess Ariane was baptized in the Abbey Church in The Hague on October 20, 2007. Vicar Deodaat van der Boon used water from the Jordan River to baptize the princess, who was wearing the christening gown that Princess Wilhelmina first wore in 1880. [ [ Prinses Ariane gedoopt] . Retrieved on 2007-10-20.] Over 850 guests were invited to attend, including Princess Máxima's parents and Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende.

The godparents of Princess Ariane are Valeria Delger, Inés Zorreguieta, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, Tijo Baron Collot d’Escury, and Anton Friling. [ [ Royal News: October 2007] ]


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1= 1. Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
2= 2. Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange
3= 3. Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti
4= 4. Claus von Amsberg
5= 5. Beatrix of the Netherlands
6= 6. Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta Stefanini
7= 7. Maria del Carmen Cerruti Carricart
8= 8. Klaus Felix von Amsberg
9= 9. Julie von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen
10= 10. Bernhard, Prince of Lippe-Biesterfeld
11= 11. Juliana of the Netherlands
12= 12. Juan António Zorreguieta y Bonorino
13= 13. Cesina Stefanini
14= 14. Giorgio Cerruti
15= 15. Maria del Carmen Carricart Fieza
16= 16. Wilhelm von Amsberg
17= 17. Elise von Vieregge
18= 18. George von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen
19= 19. Gabriele von dem Bussche-Ippenburg
20= 20. Prince Bernhard of Lippe
21= 21. Armgard of Sierstorpff-Cramm
22= 22. Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
23= 23. Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
24= 24. Amadeo Zorreguieta Hernández
25= 25. Máxima Blanca Bonorino Gonzalez
26= 26. Oreste Stefanini
27= 27. Tullia Borella
28= 28. Santiago Anastasio Cerruti
29= 29. Maria de las Mercedes Sautu Martinez
30= 30. Domingo Carricart Etchart
31= 31. Carmen Fieza Rodriguez


External links

* [ Princess Ariane] (official website Dutch Royal House)

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