Margriet of the Netherlands

Dutch princess; third daughter of Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (Margriet Francisca; born 19 January 1943) is a Dutch royal and philanthropist. She is the third daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard.

Princess Margriet
Princess Margriet in 2005
Born (1943-01-19) 19 January 1943 (age 81)
Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Extraterritorial)
IssuePrince Maurits
Prince Bernhard
Prince Pieter-Christiaan
Prince Floris
Full name
Margriet Francisca
FatherPrince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
MotherJuliana of the Netherlands
ReligionProtestant Church in the Netherlands

Biography change

As an aunt of the reigning monarch, King Willem-Alexander, she is a member of the Dutch Royal House and currently eighth and last in the line of succession to the throne.[1]

From 1984 to 2007, Princess Margriet was president of the European Cultural Foundation, who set up the Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity. She is a member of the honorary board of the International Paralympic Committee.[2]

References change

  1. Current line of succession Archived 25 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine – Official website of the Dutch Royal House
  2. "Honorary Board". IPC. Archived from the original on 2015-03-28. Retrieved 2019-08-16.

Other websites change

Margriet of the Netherlands
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 19 January 1943
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Countess Leonore
of Orange Nassau
Line of succession to the Dutch throne
8th position
Last in line