The three princesses: Amalia, Alexia en Ariane
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Category:The Royal Family

Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Máxima have three daughters: the Princesses Catherina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. Die Prinzessinnen wohnen mit ihren Eltern im Palast Huis ten Bosch in Den Haag. Sie sind genau wie alle anderen niederländischen Mädchen mit alltäglichen Sachen beschäftigt. Aber es sind die mit Abstand berühmtesten Schwestern der Niederlande. In diesem Artikel möchten wir sie genauer vorstellen.

  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have three daughters: Amalia, Alexia, and Ariane.
  • Princess Amalia is the heir apparent to the Dutch throne.
  • Just like other Dutch children, they go to a regular school.

The princesses of Orange-Nassau

Princess Amalia was born in The Hague on 7 December 2003. She is the firstborn of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, her official name is Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau. She was named after her grandmothers Beatrix and Carmen and after crown princess Victoria of Sweden. Since her father became the king, the princess is the first in line to the throne. This makes Amalia the most famous princess in the Netherlands. So well-known in fact, that there are reportedly more than seventy streets, tunnels and viaducts in the Netherlands named after the princess.

Princess Amalia has two younger sisters, the Princesses Alexia and Ariane. Alexia was born on 26 June 2005 and Ariane on 10 April 2007. All three were born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. They spent most of their childhood at Eikenhorst on the De Horsten estate in Wassenaar. In January 2019, they moved with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague.

Did you know?

Crown princess Amalia, like her father, is passionate about sports. She has been playing field hockey since the age of seven. What's more, she often enthusiastically cheers on athletes alongside her parents.

Princess Amalia, First in line.
Princess Alexia, second in line

Did you know?

Princess Alexia really loves to sing, just like her mother. Princess Christina, princess Beatrix' youngest sister, once said that Alexia has a beautiful voice.

How the princesses are raised

All three Dutch princesses go to a regular school like any other Dutch child. Not only do the children speak Dutch and Spanish at home, their parents also teach them English. As such, they are raised trilingually. Despite being the most famous sisters in the Netherlands, the media mostly leaves them alone. This gives them room to do their own thing and to grow as persons.

The princesses have several hobbies and preferred activities after school as well. Princess Amalia loves hockey, judo, ballet, horse riding and playing the violin. Princess Alexia also likes ballet and horse riding and plays the piano in addition to hockey and tennis. Princess Ariane likes to play the piano and also loves ballet, swimming and judo.

Did you know?

Many people mispronounce the youngest princess' name. The 'e' at the end of the name is silent, so you should say Princess Ariaan.

Princess Ariane, third in line

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