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New photos released of Dutch princesses

The Royal House of the Netherlands has released several new photographs of Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange; Princess Alexia; and Princess Ariane.

The Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia, and Princess Ariane. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

The Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia, and Princess Ariane. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

The seven new photos were taken during the autumn on the Het Oude Loo Palace estate in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, by Jeroen van der Meyde. There are two pictures of each princess and one of the sisters together featured.

The Princess of Orange:

The Princess of Orange. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

The Princess of Orange. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, is the eldest of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima’s three daughters and is the heir-apparent to the throne. She was born in the late afternoon of 7 December 2003 at Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. She was christened in the Great Church in The Hague on 12 June 2004. Her godparents are Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden; Prince Constantijn, paternal uncle; Herman Diederik Tjeenk Willink, then the Council of the State of the Netherlands; Samantha Deane, a friend of Queen Máxima; Martín Zorreguieta, maternal uncle; and Marc ter Haar, a friend of King Willem-Alexander.

Princess Catharina-Amalia. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Princess Catharina-Amalia. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

The Princess of Orange will celebrate her thirteenth birthday in just a few weeks time.

Princess Alexia:

Princess Alexia. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Princess Alexia. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Princess Alexia was born 26 June 2005 and is second-in-line to the Dutch throne. Her christening took place on 19 November 2005. Her godparents are Prince Friso, her late paternal uncle; Juan Zorreguieta, maternal uncle; Queen Mathilde of Belgium; Jonkvrouwe Alexandra Jankovich de Jeszenice; and Jonkheer Frans Ferdinand de Beaufort.

Princess Alexia. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Princess Alexia. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Her Royal Highness suffered a broken leg while skiing with her family in Austria earlier this year, which required two surgeries.  The accident took place in the same location where her uncle, Prince Friso suffered fatal injuries in February 2012 from an avalanche.

Princess Ariane:

Princess Ariane. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Princess Ariane. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Princess Ariane was born in the same hospital as her two older sisters on 10 April 2007 and is third-in-line to the throne.

Princess Ariane. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Princess Ariane. Photo: RVD, Jeroen van der Meyde

Her christening took place at the Abbey Church in The Hague on 20 October 2007 with Inés Zorreguieta, her maternal aunt; Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg; Valeria Delger, a childhood friend of Her Majesty; Tijo Baron Collot d’Escury, a friend of His Majesty; and Anton Friling, a friend of Their Majesties serving as godparents.

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