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Marengo 10-29-2006 05:44 PM

Dutch Royal Baptisms, Godparents and Godchildren
This thread is created to share information and pictures of baptisms of Dutch royals in the past and to discuss their godparents. As the topic is simular we can also discuss the godchildren of the Dutch royals here.

The new generation has their own threads for their baptisms, so we won't discuss that here.

Baptism of Willem-Alexander
Baptism of Catharina-Amalia
Baptism of Alexia
Baptism of Ariane
Baptism of Claus-Casimir
Baptism of Leonore
Baptism of Benjamin van Vollenhoven
Baptism of Emma van Vollenhoven
Baptism Magali van Vollenhoven

Marengo 10-29-2006 06:02 PM

This list was previously posted in the chitchat forum by Helena, I added some names:

Queen Beatrix:
- King Leopold III of Belgium
- Duke Adolf of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
- Princess Alice of Teck, coutess of Athlone
- Countess Allene de Kotzebue
- Princess Elisabeth zu Erbach-Schönberg

The prince of Orange:
- Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
- Gosta von Amsberg née Freein von dem Bussche
- Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
- Fürst Ferdinand von Bismarck
- Mrs Renée Smith née Lady Roëll
- Prof. Dr. Jelle Zijlstra (prime-minister at the time)

Princess Catharina-Amalia:
- CP Victoria of Sweden
- P. Constantijn
- Martin Zorreguieta
- Samantha Deane, Baroness Rengers
- Mr. H. D. Tjeenk Willink

Princess Alexia:
- Princess Mathilde of Belgium
- Prince Friso
- Jonkheer Mr. Frans de Beaufort
- Mw. Drs. Alexandra Jankovish de Jeszenice
- Juan Zorreguietta

Princess Ariane:
- HRH Hereditairy Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg
- Ines Zorreguietta
- Valeria Delger
- Antoine Frilling
- Baron Tijo Collot d' Escury

Prince Johan-Friso:
- Queen Juliana
- Crownprince (now King) Harald of Norway
- Christina von Amsberg
- Johan Christian Frieherr von Jenisch
- Dr. J.H. van Royen

Countess Luana:
- Prince Constantijn
- Emma Bonino
- Eveline Wisse Smit
- Sophie, Baroness von der Recke

Countess Zaria:
- The Prince of Orange
- Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma
- Nicoline Wisse-Smit
- Ruben Ameling
- Maria Luz Luano

Prince Constantijn:
- Aschwin Prince zur Lippe-Biesterfeld
- Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche-Streithorst
- Mrs. C. de Beaufort-Sickinghe
- Dr. Max Kohnstam (founding father of Europe)
- King Constantine of Greece

Princess Eloïse:
- CP Haakon of Norway
- Prince Johan-Friso of the Netherlands
- Princess Maria-Carolina of Bourbon-Parma
- Sophie de Wouw

Count Claus-Casimir:
- The Prince of Orange
- Prince Maurits
- Ed Spanjaard
- Countess Tatiana Razumovsky

Countess Leonore:
- Princess Maxima
- Count Charles Ullens de Schooten
- Juliana Guillermo
- Marius Brinkhorst

Princess Irene:
- Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain & Northern
Ireland (the Queen Mother)

Prince Carlos jr.:
- Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
- Prince Xavier de Bourbon de Parme

Prince Jaime:
- Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
- Princess Madeleine de Bourbon de Parme

Princess Margarita:
- Crown Princess Beatrix (now Queen)
- Prince Sixte de Bourbon de Parme

Princess Maria-Carolina:
- Prince Claus of the Netherlands
- Princess Christina of the Netherlands
- Princess Maria-des-Neiges de Bourbon de Parme

Princess Margriet:
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- Crown princess Märtha of Norway (née Princess of Sweden)
- Prince Francis of Teck, Count of Athlone
- Dutch merchant fleet

Prince Maurits:
- Princess Christina of the Netherlands
- Hereditary Prince Aloys zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
- Jkhr. G. Krayenhof
- The Dutch Merchant Fleet

Anastasia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven:
- Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau
- Lady Caroline van Weede-van den Broek

Lucas van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven:
- Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau
- Jeroen Pit
- Emilie Pit, nee Jkvr van Karnebeek

Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven:
- Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands
- Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau
- Barbara Ruding

Prince Bernhard jr:
- Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
- Mrs C. Evelein née Baronesse Bentinck
- Ms. J. Fleischman
- Mr. J. Baron van Boetzelaer
- The Royal Air Force

Isabella van Vollenhoven:
- Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau
- José Sekrève
- Menno de Jong

Samuel van Vollenhoven:
- Princess Margriet of The Netherlands
- Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau
- Marjolein Sekrève
- Diederik de Rooy

Prince Pieter-Christiaan:
- Crown Princess Beatrix
- Mr. P. van Vollenhoven (paternal grandfather)
- Archduke Michael of Austria
- Mrs. M. Drabbe née Lady de Graeff
- Jkhr Mr. J. Reuchlin

Emma van Vollenhoven:
- Prince Bernhard Jr
- Caroline van der Toorn
- Evert-Jan Wamsteker
- Countess Alexandra de Witt

Prince Floris:
- Princess Irene of the Netherlands
- Archduchess Maria Christine of Austria (wife of Archduke Michael)
- Mr. Robert McChesney
- Dr. J.W. de Pous
- Drs. F. Philips (thé Frits Pilips)
- Mr. F.A. Bierman
- Canadian Leagion

Magali van Vollenhoven:
- Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau
- Mr. Pieter van der Voorst Vader
- Magali Sohngen
- Drs. Loes Korthals

Princess Marijke:
- Sir Winston Churchill
- Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg (not verified)
- ?

Bernardo Guillermo:
- Princess Irene of the Netherlands
- Prince Claus of the Netherlands
- Ms. M.A. McTague
- Mr. J. Chapin

Nicolas Guillermo:
- Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
- Lady C.E.B. Roëll (lady-in-waiting & friend of HM Queen Juliana)
- Mrs. E. Pardies
- Mr. T. Daily
- Mr. F.O. Kielman
- Mr. S. Sesink

Juliana Guillermo:
- Queen Bearix
- Ms. S. Ryan
- Mr. Ch. Huyskamp
- Mr. J. Behlau

Marengo 10-29-2006 06:15 PM

From 'hetgeheugenvannederland':

The baptism of Princess Margriet in Ottawa:

Marengo 10-29-2006 06:28 PM

Baptism of Prince Johan Friso (anp):

Marengo 10-29-2006 06:31 PM

And the baptism of princess Marijke/Christina, at the Dom Church in Utrecht:

Queen Wilhelmina & GD Charlotte of Luxembourg ( a godparent maybe?)

Pics ANP

Marengo 10-29-2006 06:37 PM

Baptism of Princess Beatrix at the Jacobschurch in The Hague:

The public:

Appearance on the balcony of Palace Noordeinde, after the baptism:

(Pics: ANP)

Marengo 10-30-2006 06:27 PM

Baptism of Princess Maria-Carolina of Bourbon-Parma in Lignieres, France

pics: ANP

Marengo 10-30-2006 06:29 PM

Dual baptism of Prince Bernhard jr. and Prince Constantijn in Utrecht.

Pics: ANP

Zonk 10-30-2006 06:31 PM

Who is Princess Marijke?

And is it just me...but when I ever I look at pictures of Beatrix, Claud and their children...I just feel the love. Not to be corny or anything. She must miss her husband so much.

Marengo 10-30-2006 06:32 PM

Baptism of Prince Carlos jr. of Bourbon-Parma

Pics: ANP

Marengo 10-30-2006 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by Zonk
Who is Princess Marijke?

And is it just me...but when I ever I look at pictures of Beatrix, Claud and their children...I just feel the love. Not to be corny or anything. She must miss her husband so much.

Princess Christina was named Marijke untill her xth birthday when she decided to change her name (her baptism name is Maria-Christina)

And I agree, I 'feel' the love to, and she does miss him terribly. A friend recently said that she still can not talk about him without crying.

Marengo 10-30-2006 06:37 PM

Grouppicture of the baptism of Prince Pieter-Christiaan:

Pic: ANP

Zonk 10-30-2006 06:39 PM

Christina! Thanks Marengo.

Oppie 10-30-2006 07:01 PM

How many gowns does the dutch royal family have ? Do all the children use the same one or are there different ones ?

Marengo 11-04-2006 05:17 PM

I gather they have several baptism gowns.

The main line seems to use the most significant one, of 1.80 meters, first used by Queen Wilhelmina. Juliana, Beatrix, Christina, Willem-Alexander, Constantijn, Catharina-Amalia and Alexia seem to have been baptised in that gown.
From comparing the gowns it seems that the one that was used for Margriet in Ottawa was also used for her sons.

Luana got a new gown, from Viktor and Rolf (which will probably also be used for her sister Zaria)
The children of Constantijn and Laurentien have another gown, which seems older.

Marengo 11-13-2006 06:18 PM

Tina was kind enough to help me out with the van Vollenhovens godparents and pictures of their baptisms:

Children of Maurits & Marilène:

Anastasia Margriet Joséphine (Anna)
was christened 23.09.2001 in Amsterdam (Obrecht Church)
Prince Bernhard jr., Caroline van Weede-van den Broek (sister of Marilene)

Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri
21.04.2003 in Apeldoorn (Het Loo)
Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Jeroen & Emilie Pit-van Karnebeek (friends of Maurits & Marilène)

Felicia Juliana Bénedicte Barbara
05.02.2006 in Apeldorn (Het Loo)
Prince Constantijn, Prince Floris, Barbara Ruding

Children of Bernhard & Annette:

Isabella Lily Juliana
22.12.2002 in Apeldorn (Het Loo)
Prince Maurits, Jose Sekreve (sister of Annette), Menno de Jong (friend of Bernhard)

Samuel Bernhard Louis
23.01.2005 in Apeldorn (Het Loo)
Princess Margriet, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Marjolein Sekrève (sister of Annette), Diederik de Rooij

Marengo 01-09-2007 07:45 AM

So does anybody have information about the godchildren of members of the RF?
I only can come up with a few,
HM Queen Beatrix is godmother to CP Victoria of Sweden, to one of the great-grandchildren of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (Katherine Abel-Smith) and to the daughter of Lady Anson.

The Prince of Orange is godfather to a daughter of Count Clemens of Waldburg-Zeil Hohenhems (Countess Leonie I believe)

Princess Maxima is a godmother to Prince Sverre of Norway

Princess Laurentien is a godmother to Leah Isodorah Behn

Marengo 03-23-2007 11:04 AM

As posted by Noel S. McFarren on the Benelux Royals MB, the godparents of Princess Juliana:


The following will stand as godparents to the infant Princess:--
The Queen-Mother of the Netherlands, the Grand Duchess Louise of Baden, cousin of the Prince Consort's father, and also cousin of the Queen, the Grand Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, mother of the Prince Consort, the Princess Marie of Wied, daughter of the late Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, the Princess Adolphus of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, grandmother of the Prince Consort, the Princess Elizabeth of Erbach-Sch�nburg, youngest sister of the Queen-Mother of the Netherlands, Duke John Albrecht of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Regent of Brunswick, and Duke Adolphus Frederick of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The last two are brothers of the Prince Consort.

MissSaga 03-23-2007 11:05 AM

When is little Emma's baptism ?

Marengo 03-23-2007 11:52 AM

That is unknown. They usually release information about that a few days before the actual christening.
I assume it will be done at the chapel of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn though. I believe most grandchildren of Pieter and Margriet have been baptised there.

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