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Prince of Wales and Princess Beatrix to attend Battle of Arnhem 75th anniversary commemorative events

The Prince of Wales will travel to the Netherlands in September to attend commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, a major battle in the Second World War. Clarence House announced the news on Friday afternoon and noted that Prince Charles will be joined by Princess Beatrix for the events on 21 September. Prince Charles and Princess Beatrix will begin their day in…
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The many losses of Princess Beatrix

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands – or Queen Beatrix as she was known between 1980 and 2013 – has suffered yet another loss when her youngest sister Princess Christina died yesterday. Since 2002, she has had to say goodbye to her husband Prince Claus, her parents Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard, her son Prince Friso and now her sister. Embed from Getty Images Princess…
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Obituary: Princess Christina of The Netherlands - the musical royal

Princess Christina of The Netherlands died early on Friday morning at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague at the age of 72. Christina was the youngest sister of the former Queen (now Princess) Beatrix of the Netherlands, which made her the maternal aunt of King Willem-Alexander. She was born on 18 February 1947 at Soestdijk Palace in Baarn. Her parents were former Queen (then Princess) Juliana…
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Who is Princess Irene of the Netherlands?

Born just before the outbreak of the Second World War in the Netherlands, this Dutch Princess received the name Irene for the Greek goddess of peace. Princess Irene of the Netherlands was born on 5 August 1939 as the second daughter of the future Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. Her eldest sister was the future Queen Beatrix and her two younger sisters are Princesses Margriet and Christina.
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