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Queen Maxima on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list for 2016

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been named among those on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list for 2016. The Queen is the only Dutch citizen and the only member of royalty in this year’s list. In a short article that he wrote about her for Time Magazine, Tilman Ehrbeck praised Queen Máxima’s work towards financial inclusion in developing countries. “To…
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Duke of Parma's illegitimate son to become prince

The Duke of Parma’s objections to his illegitimate’s son request to change his last name to ‘de Bourbon de Parme’ have been denied by the Dutch Secretary of Security and Justice on 9 March. The name change will soon be announced by royal decree. The Duke of Parma is the son of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma. Princess Irene lost her…
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Princess Alexia breaks leg during skiing holiday

From left to right: Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, King Willem-Alexander, Princess Ariane, Queen Maxima and Princess Alexia via Flickr.com Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, who is the second daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, has broken her leg…
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The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Wilhelmina of Prussia

Wilhelmina of Prussia was born on 7 August 1751 to Prince Augustus William of Prussia and Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Her brother succeeded as Frederick William II of Prussia. She barely knew her father as he died when she was 7 years old. She was raised mostly by her grandmother, Sophia Dorothea of Hanover and her aunt, Elisabeth Christine. One of her first governesses was abusive…
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The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel

Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel is the ninth Princess of Orange. She was born on 7 February 1688 as the daughter of Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Maria Amalia of Courland. Marie Louise was their 11th child. She was raised as a protestant and she was noticed as a possible bride for Johan Willem Friso. He visited Kassel in 1707 to meet with the then 21-year-old Marie Louise. The advice he…
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