|Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||December 7, 2003|
Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange is the firstborn child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima who became the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands after her father ascended the throne on April 30, 2013.
Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria
Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
HMC Bronovo, The Hague, Netherlands
She studied at the public primary school Bloemcampschool in Wassenaar before getting enrolled at the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague.
In 2021, she graduated and passed the final high school exams with distinction. She celebrated it by tying her school bag with the flying Dutch flag.
Member of the Dutch Royal House
- Father – Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (King of the Netherlands)
- Mother – Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (Former Investment Banker)
- Siblings – Princess Ariane of the Netherlands (Younger Sister), Princess Alexia of the Netherlands (Younger Sister)
- Others – Claus von Amsberg (Paternal Grandfather) (The Prince Consort of the Netherlands from Beatrix’s ascension in 1980 until his death in 2002), Beatrix of the Netherlands (Paternal Grandmother) (Member of the Dutch royal house who reigned as Queen of the Netherlands from 1980 until her abdication in 2013), Jorge Zorreguieta (Maternal Grandfather) (An argentine politician who served as Minister of Agriculture in the regime of General Jorge Rafael Videla), María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart (Maternal Grandmother), Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (Paternal Uncle), Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (Paternal Uncle), Martín Zorreguieta (Maternal Uncle)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Tall stature
- Disarming smile
Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange Facts
- Being the oldest child of the then Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima, she became the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of the countries of the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba, and Sint Maarten, on April 30, 2013.
- The public announcement of her birth was followed by 101 salute shots being fired at 4 places in the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Den Helder and The Hague in the Netherlands, Willemstad in the Netherlands Antilles, and Oranjestad in Aruba.
- Rev. Carel ter Linden baptized Catharina-Amalia in the Great Church in The Hague on June 12, 2005.
- Traditionally, her birthdays have been celebrated with a concert at the Kloosterkerk in The Hague.
- Her maternal grandparents were not allowed to attend her parents’ wedding because of his maternal grandfather’s involvement in the regime of General Jorge Rafael Videla. However, they later attended Catharina-Amalia’s baptism ceremony.
- From December 7, 2003, to April 30, 2013, she was titled as “Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau”. On April 30, 2013, she received the title “Her Royal Highness The Princess of Orange, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau”.
- She can speak Dutch, English, and Spanish.
- On December 7, 2021 (Amalia’s 18th birthday), she was set to receive 111,000 euros as an allowance which would be used to pay for her operations and personnel expenses. However, she wrote a letter in June 2021 to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands to waive off her right to receive the money until she has had proper royal duties.
Featured Image by Gemeente Amersfoort/Robin Utrecht / Koningsdag Amersfoort / Public Domain