Introducing Eliane van Vollenhoven

  July 8, 2009 at 6:34 am by

Two official photos of the Dutch Royal Family’s latest edition, three-day-old Eliane van Vollenhoven, have been released by the RVD.

View the image at Koninklijkhuis

The first image captures a heart-melting moment between the newborn and her 21-month-old sister Magali, while proud father Prince Floris looks on. Looking at the image clearly shows Magali’s opinion of her new sister, tenderly kissing Eliane’s forehead. And if those feelings were not clear enough, the second image cements them once and for all. Magali holds her sister in a tight hug, with a cheeky grin on her face.

Prince Floris was out early this morning, registering the birth of his new daughter in the Oud-Zuid municipality, Amsterdam. Speaking of his new daughter, the Prince said, “Eliane is the sunshine in house.” Floris also did not give any explanation on his and wife Princess Aimée’s choice of names for his daughter, saying that would be kept for the christening ceremony. He also said that his father, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, was the only grandparent who had not visited the newborn yet, as the Professor is currently on a dive trip in the Maldives. “But there has been SMS contact,” Floris assured.

Floris also joked that the family home will be much more calmer than with a houseful of girls rather than boys. He said that he was “as proud as a peacock” being surrounded by his wife and daughters.

Click here to read the thread announcing Eliane’s birth.

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