Dutch Royal Baptisms, Godparents and Godchildren


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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
 
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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)
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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
 
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From 'hetgeheugenvannederland':

The baptism of Princess Margriet in Ottawa:

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Baptism of Prince Johan Friso (anp):

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

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

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Pics ANP
 
Baptism of Princess Beatrix at the Jacobschurch in The Hague:

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The public:

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

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

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

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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.
 
Baptism of Prince Carlos jr. of Bourbon-Parma

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Zonk said:
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.
 
Grouppicture of the baptism of Prince Pieter-Christiaan:

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Pic: ANP
 
Christina! Thanks Marengo.
 
How many gowns does the dutch royal family have ? Do all the children use the same one or are there different ones ?
 
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.
 
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)
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/16498-post7.html
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/18802-post72.html
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/57391-post126.html
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/57392-post127.html

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/17704-post20.html
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/17730-post41.html


Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri
21.04.2003 in Apeldoorn (Het Loo)
Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Jeroen & Emilie Pit-van Karnebeek (friends of Maurits & Marilène)
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f17/lucas-s-christening-283.html


Felicia Juliana Bénedicte Barbara
05.02.2006 in Apeldorn (Het Loo)
Prince Constantijn, Prince Floris, Barbara Ruding
http://www.royalimages.nl/theme/theme.asp?themeid=610
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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)
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11353&d=1058211848
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=12299&d=1059294782
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Samuel Bernhard Louis
23.01.2005 in Apeldorn (Het Loo)
Princess Margriet, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Marjolein Sekrève (sister of Annette), Diederik de Rooij
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/167682-post83.html
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
A drawing of the baptism of Princess Wilhelmina of The Netehrlands (still princess Paulina at the time?)

(free of copyrights)

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The old, curved man should be Prince Frederik, the man with the beard is King Willem III. I believe Queen Emma holds her daughter while she is baptised.
 
The baptism of Prince Alexander, son of the future King Willem II and his wife Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia:

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A picture of Nicholas Guillermo, second son of Princess Christina, wearing his baptism gown. The picture was originally posted by Marianne on the Benelux Royals MB.
 
Okay, they really should have a gown for the little boys that does not make them look like a girl. Sigh, and the Dutch are so practical normally!
 
I recently read somewhere that Queen Mary of GB is one of the godparents of Princess Margriet. Does anybody know if this is true? And does anybody know if Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg was a godmother to Princess Marijke/Christina?
 
I recently read somewhere that Queen Mary of GB is one of the godparents of Princess Margriet. Does anybody know if this is true? And does anybody know if Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg was a godmother to Princess Marijke/Christina?

I saw that too,was on one of those blogs I think,but it is not correct.
QM was definately not a godmother to Margriet,her brother Francis of Teck,the then Governor-General of Canada and married to
Princess Alice,full cousin to Queen Wilhelmina,was.Princess Margriet Franciska had the entire merchant fleet as a godparent.

Princess Christina had,ao,Sir Winston Churchill as a godparent,not quite sure of GD C was among them,but think saw a picture
once with her there.
 
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Well, I read it in an old newsletter from TRF from 2005, so there must be several sources that claim that Queen Mary was a godmother, I didn´t know she had Alge too, but I heard about Martha of Norway, Pres. Roosevelt and the Merchant Fleet before.

Well, of you go to page 1 of this thread you can see two pictures of Charlotte at the baptism of Marijke ;) But it doesn´t necessairily mean she was a godmother of course as this was the time of strong Benelux cooperation.
 
Well, I read it in an old newsletter from TRF from 2005, so there must be several sources that claim that Queen Mary was a godmother, I didn´t know she had Alge too, but I heard about Martha of Norway, Pres. Roosevelt and the Merchant Fleet before.

Well, of you go to page 1 of this thread you can see two pictures of Charlotte at the baptism of Marijke ;) But it doesn´t necessairily mean she was a godmother of course as this was the time of strong Benelux cooperation.

Claim what they like,Mary the klepto wasn't a godparent.;)
 
Countess Zaria:
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Count Claus-Casimir:
- The Prince of Orange
- Prince Maurits
- Ed Spanjaard
- a lady

Countess Leonore:
- Princess Maxima
- Count Charles Ullens de Schooten
- Juliana Guillermo
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Maybe others can help out with the van Vollenhovens? Anna, Lucas et all?

Zaria's godparents are:
-The Prince of Orange
-Prince Jamie of Bourbon-Parma
-Nicoline Wisse Smit
-Ruben Ameling
-Maria Luz Luano

Claus-Casimir's last godparent is:
-Countess Tatiana Razumovsky

Leonore's last godparent is:
-Marius Brinkhorst

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

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Source: wikipedia pages of the above people
 
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Thanks for that, I will add them to the list! I assume the wikipedia entry of Zaria has been checked by her parents, so that should be correct ;)
 
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