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Old 02-04-2007, 09:30 AM
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(and she doesn't wear many bows anymore)
The Bows were part of the then Viktor & Rolf-line.
The Princess still wears Viktor & Rolf couture, but the bows have disappeared in their couture collections 2006 and 2007.

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Old 02-04-2007, 10:25 AM
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was maxima there ? her daughters? any more pictures while they were in the church ?
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:53 AM
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I completely agree that royal babies should have a special christening gow, I just do not find anything special about this particular christening gown at all. I think that it is just terrible. However, is the christening gown of the Dutch Royal family even available to them? That would be my question. If not then I can certainly understand the idea of getting a new one. Just not that one.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:55 AM
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I completely agree that royal babies should have a special christening gow, I just do not find anything special about this particular christening gown at all. I think that it is just terrible. However, is the christening gown of the Dutch Royal family even available to them? That would be my question. If not then I can certainly understand the idea of getting a new one. Just not that one.
There are a dozen of christening and presentation gowns in the Dutch royal family, stored in boxes in the Royal House Archives. But of course, even the 17th century one, all of them once were newly purchased, to the taste of the parents.

The gowns differ from plain white, to crême lace, to golden brocante, from simple to sumptuous, etc. Well, Prince Friso and Princess Mabel apparently dislike the traditional tralala baptismal gowns. That is their good right, of course.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:42 PM
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Luana and Zaria are awfully cute and Mabel looked really good. It was also fun to see the bow christening gown again. At least it is original and I can appreciate that (though I'm glad V&R dropped the bows in their last collections. Enough is enough).
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:42 PM
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The whole Family looked realy great and Luana and Zaria were just too cute.

DUTCH ROYALS MEET UP FOR LITTLE ZARIA'S BIG DAY

She may not be one of the best-known members of the Dutch royal family, but little Countess Zaria enjoyed her moment in the spotlight at the weekend when relatives went along to Bosch Palace in the Hague to witness her christening. And Prince Johan-Friso's second child with wife Mabel Wisse Smit, who is named after a mythical goddess, seemed to take all the fuss.

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Princess Mabel holds Zaria in her arms while big sister Launa sticks close to her dad Prince Johan-Friso
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I have three questions:

(1) Why are Zaria and Luana called Countesses and not Princesses?
(2) Why don't they go by their first names: Joanna and Emma?
(3) Is it my imagination or did Luana's Christening Gown have bows all over it like her Mom's Wedding Gown?

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Old 02-06-2007, 09:08 AM
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I have three questions:

(1) Why are Zaria and Luana called Countesses and not Princesses?
(2) Why don't they go by their first names: Joanna and Emma?
(3) Is it my imagination or did Luana's Christening Gown have bows all over it like her Mom's Wedding Gown?

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Zaria and Luana are not called princesses because only the children of the crownprince and princess get that title. All the children of the crownprince's brothers get the titles count and countess.
I don't really know why they don't go by their first names. Amalia and Alexia don't go by their first names either, probably just the choises of the parents.
And yet Luana's christening gown has bows all over it like Mabel's wedding gown. I guess she really likes it
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:56 AM
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I have three questions:

(1) Why are Zaria and Luana called Countesses and not Princesses?
(2) Why don't they go by their first names: Joanna and Emma?
(3) Is it my imagination or did Luana's Christening Gown have bows all over it like her Mom's Wedding Gown?

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In addition to the answers given by princess leonor:

In 2002 the Act on the Membership of the Royal House has been modernized.
Main changes are the equal titulature for male and female royals and the streamline of the Royal House.

The new Act states that only the children of a the present, a former and a future King can become 'Princess of the Netherlands' and 'Princess of Orange-Nassau' by right.

Eventually, by Royal Decree, can be decided on titles and surname of other members of the Royal House. When Prince Friso and Prince Constantijn married, the Crown issued a Royal Decree determining the surname as of their offspring as 'Van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg' with the title 'Count(ess) van Oranje-Nassau' and the noble predicate 'Jonkheer (Jonkvrouw) van Amsberg'.

Note that in the united Kingdom there is a similar system. But in there all children ánd grandchildren (in the male lineage) of a present, a former and a future Sovereign are a 'Prince(ss) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'.
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....Amalia and Alexia don't go by their first names either, ....
Alexia does go by her first name doesn't she? Her first name is Alexia, and IIRC, everyone calls her Alexia
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the girls are s0o cute!
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:58 AM
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It's not that unusual over here that people don't go by their first name. I know several people who go by their second name too. It's just choice of the parents. You can have several names (like baptism names) and have one of them (or a variation of one of them) as your official calling name. So, it's not that weird...
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:53 AM
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thanksss for the photos,the girls are sooo cutie.
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Queen Beatrix is much elegant dress blue and grandmother to beautiful grandchildren girls!!! Photos is much elegant and beautiful royal family!
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Almost every one looks great! those girls are "adorables!!", is sad that mabel doensn't looks as good as the other guessts, but any way is an important ocassion, and she is a good mother, and also we can see that she loves her family very much.
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*I have to admit that I love Mabel's shoes!!
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Countess Zaria is a beatiful baby...Well, I must admit that Queen Beatrix has beatiful grandchildren. All of them are.

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Countess Zaria is a beatiful baby...Well, I must admit that Queen Beatrix has beatiful grandchildren. All of them are.

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well I dont think Eloise is really very cute. but the rest are beautiful. little Luana looks a lot like Beatrix.
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The girls are soo cute
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Beautiful girl with a beautiful name, even with the grown up title of Countess she looks adorable.
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