Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Dutch Princess
Born Jan 19, 1943

Princess Margriet Francisca of the Netherlands is the third daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. As a daughter of the Queen Juliana, and a younger sister of the current monarch, Queen Beatrix, she is a member of the Dutch Royal House and currently ninth in the line of succession to the Dutch throne. Princess Margriet often represents Queen Beatrix at official or semi-official events.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.


Princess Margriet was christened at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, on 29 June 1943. … Read More
1945 2 Years Old It was not until August 1945, when the Netherlands had been liberated, that Princess Margriet first set foot on Dutch soil. … Read More


1965 22 Years Old It was while she was studying at Leiden University that Princess Margriet met her future husband, Pieter van Vollenhoven. Their engagement was announced on 10 March 1965, and they were married on 10 January 1967 in The Hague, in the St. James Church. … Read More


1984 41 Years Old From 1984 to 2007, Princess Margriet was President of the European Cultural Foundation, who set up the Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity in acknowledgement of her work. … Read More
1987 44 Years Old She is particularly interested in health care and cultural causes. From 1987 to 2011 she was vice-president of the Netherlands Red Cross, who set up the Princess Margriet Fund in her honour. … Read More
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