catharina amalia


4 February: King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and The Princess of Orange attended the wedding of Filippos Lemos and Marianna Goulandris. Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane were included as flower girls. The ceremony took place at the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia near Hyde Park, west London.


02/04/2017: Queen Maxima and King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, Princess Catharina Amalia of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrice of York, Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine of Greece, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, Princess Maria Olympia, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, and former Queen Sofia of Spain attended the wedding of Filippos Lemos and Marianna Goulandris in London, England. Marie Chantal and Pavlos’ son, Prince Odysseus-Kimon, also served as a ring bearer in the wedding. Princesses Alexia and Ariane of the Netherlands also served as flower girls. .

The Dutch royal family  including King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane celebrate Greek Easter sacred light ceremony with former Greek King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie. The Dutch royals were vacationing in Spetses, Greece. April 15, 2017

anonymous asked:

Can you please give me a list of the surnames the present royal families use in their official documents like passport? Of course do it when you feel upto it. I'm in no hurry here.

So very few royals actually use a surname on official documents. They will just use their title. So what I’ve given here is the title people would have used if they had to use a surname for some reason. 

Britain- If they don’t have their own family surname they can use Windsor. If they’re a descendant of Philip then they’re Mountbatten-Windsor. They may also use their territorial designations, so for example William and Harry used Wales as their surname. 

Sweden- Bernadotte

Norway- Again, they don’t use surnames. They register with their royal names. But they are Glucksburgs and could use that, I suppose. 

Denmark- They don’t use surnames. The babies have been registered without surnames so I assume their passport would be the same. They’re the house of Glucksburg so they’d most likely be known by that if they had to, or they could also use de Laborde de Monpezat which is Henrik’s surname. Frederik used the surname Henriksen when he was studying at university. 

Belgium- They’d be most likely to use Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Luxembourg- Before Tessy and Louis and their kids got their royal titles they used the last name de Nassau. The house is Nassau-Weilburg. 

the Netherlands- They tend to use van Oranje which is of Orange. That’s the name Catharina Amalia would call herself when she was little and talked about how she’d introduce herself at school, for example. But the official house name is Orange-Nassau so they could also go by van Oranje-Nassau. Their dad went by von Amsberg so they could use that if they prefer. 

Spain- So the royal part of the name is Borbon but Spain has unique naming customs. They have both the mother and father’s name integrated in to the last name so each person in the family would have a different last name. Juan Carlos had Borbon y Borbon-Dos Sicilias as his father was a Borbon and his mother was of the Bourbon-Two Sicilies family. Felipe was Borbon y Grecia as his dad was a Borbon but his mum was Greek. Leonor and Sofia would be Borbon y Ortiz as their dad is Borbon and their mum’s last name was Ortiz. 

Monaco- Grimaldi

Japan- They don’t have a last name or an official house like other families so they wouldn’t have a last name to go by at this point. 

Bhutan- They use Wangchuck as their last name. 

Jordan- They could use the last name Hashim as they’re the Hashemite family

I don’t really post about other royal families like those in Africa so I’m afraid I don’t know their surnames


Royal children and the grandparents → As requested by anonymous


The Heirs of Europe

  • HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, 66
  • HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Count  Monpezat, 47
  • HSH Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, 47
  • HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, 42
  • HRH Crown Princess Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland, 38
  • HRH Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, 33
  • HRH Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant, 13
  • HRH Catharina-Amalia, The Princess of Orange, 11
  • HRH Leonor, The Princess of Asturias, 9
  • HSH Jacques, The Hereditary Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, 10 months

(as of October 24, 2015)


Queen Maxima’s foreign visits → Turkey, 2004

Unfortunately there are very few pictures available of Maxima and Willem Alexander’s tour of Turkey. The couple visited just five months after the birth of their first daughter- Catharina Amalia- and had a packed itinerary despite the lack of publicity. During their tour they met the President and toured the embassy, but their visit also focused heavily on Turkish sites of interest. They visited the iconic Blue Mosque and Kemal Ataturk’s Mausoleum, and they took a cruise on the beautiful Bosphorus river. Many Turkish residents came to the Netherlands as immigrants in the 1960s and 1970s so the two nations are well connected. The couple met with Dutch people in Turkey and Turkish people who returned to their homeland after seeking residence in the Netherlands. Despite the success of their tour, they were no doubt desperate to get back to their little girl. Maxima spoke openly about the phone calls she’d had with the little Princess and the difficulty of leaving her for the first tour since her birth.