Christina of the Netherlands

Dutch princess (1947-2019)

Christina of the Netherlands (born Maria Christina; 18 February 1947 – 16 August 2019)[1][2] was a Dutch royal, educator and singer. She was the youngest of four daughters of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She was the youngest sister of Beatrix of the Netherlands. She was born in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands.

Princess Christina in 1976

During pregnancy, her mother was diagnosed with rubella and as a result, Christina was born nearly blind.[3] Her godfather was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.[4][5]

In June 2018, it was announced that Christina had been diagnosed with bone cancer.[6] She died on 16 August 2019 in Noordeinde Palace, Den Haag, Netherlands from the disease, aged 72.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hunter, Brian (1 June 1992). The Statesman's Year-Book 1992–93. Macmillan. p. 992. ISBN 978-0-333-55836-2. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. Zaken, Ministerie van Algemene. "Prinses Christina". www.koninklijkhuis.nl.
  3. Carroll, Lorna (10 June 1963). "Pediatric Surgery Has Given A New Life To Many Children". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. p. 3D.
  4. "Zegening door handoplegging bij de doop van prinses Marijke in de Domkerk in Utrecht. 9 oktober 1947". Geheugen van Nederland (photo). Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  5. "Indrukwekkende gebeurtenis in de Domstad: Plechtige doop van Prinses Marijke". Leidsch Dagblad (in Dutch). 9 October 1947.
  6. "Princess Christina, the aunt of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, has bone cancer". Royal Central.
  7. Prinses Christina (72) overleden aan gevolgen van botkanker (in Dutch)