Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

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Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange (Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria; born 7 December 2003) is the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the constituent countries of Aruba, CuraƧao, the Netherlands, and Sint Maarten.

Catharina-Amelia is the eldest child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. She has two younger sisters, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. She became heir apparent when her father ascended the throne on 30 April 2013.

Early Life

Princess Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria of the Netherlands was born at 17:01 CET on 7 December 2003 in the HMC Bronovo in The Hague, the first child of the then Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange (now king) and Princess Maxima.

Upon the public announcement of her birth, 101 salute shots were fired at four places in the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Den Helder and The Hague in the Netherlands, Willemstad in Curacao, and Oranjestad in Aruba.

On 12 June 2004, Catharina-Amalia was baptized by the Rev. Carel ter Linden in the Great Church in The Hague. Her godparents are her uncle Prince Constantijn, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the (then) vice-president of the Council of State of the Netherlands Herman Tjeenk Willink, her mother's friend Samantha Deane, her uncle Martin Zorreguieta and her father's friend Marc ter Haar. Catharina-Amalia's maternal grandparents, Jorge Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti Carricart, were prohibited from attending her parents' wedding in 2002 due to Zorreguietra's involvement in the regime of General Jorge Rafael Videla, but were present at her baptism, which was a private rather than a state affair.

Titles

7 December 2003-30 April 2013 Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau

30 April 2013-present Her Royal Highness The Princess of Orange, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau

National Honors

Foreign Honors

House: Orange-Nassau (official) Amsberg (agnatic)

Religion: Protestant Church in the Netherlands