Princess Netherlands
Dutch princess
Princess Netherlands
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.
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    FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She is a member of the board of the International Federation of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
  • 1984
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She is a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee. See also List of honours of the Dutch Royal Family by country Here are her honours (according to this site, mark °):
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It was decreed that any children from the marriage would be styled HH Prince/Princess of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, titles that would not be held by their descendants. The Princess and her husband took up residence in the right wing of Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn. In 1975 the family moved to their present home, Het Loo, which they had built on the Palace grounds. Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven have four sons and eleven grandchildren: Princess Margriet is an active member of the Royal Family, representing the Monarch at a range of events.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Age 2
    It was not until August 1945, when the Netherlands had been liberated, that Princess Margriet first set foot on Dutch soil.
    More Details Hide Details Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard returned to Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, where the family had lived before the war.
  • 1943
    Age 0
    Princess Margriet was christened at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, on 29 June 1943.
    More Details Hide Details Her godparents included Franklin D. Roosevelt (President of the United States), Mary of Teck (Dowager Queen Consort of the United Kingdom), Princess Märtha of Sweden (Crown Princess of Norway), Martine Roell (lady-in-waiting to Princess Juliana in Canada), and The Dutch Merchant Fleet.
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