Saturday, September 6, 2008

Successors of the Throne

Prince Willem-Alexander, as the eldest child of Queen Beatrix, is first in line of succession to the throne. Since his mother’s investiture on 30 April 1980, he has borne the title Prince of Orange, which has been held by the heir to the throne since 1815. The Prince is married to Princess Máxima. They have three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane.

Princess Máxima was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 17 May 1971 as Máxima Zorreguieta.
She is the daughter of Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta and María del Carmen Cerruti de Zorreguieta. She has two brothers, one sister and three half-sisters. Princess Máxima grew up in Buenos Aires.

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