Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau (Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien; born 26 June 2005)[1] is the second daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. Princess Alexia is a member of the Dutch Royal House and second in the line of succession to the Dutch throne.[2]

Princess Alexia
Princess Alexia in 2014
Born (2005-06-26) 26 June 2005
HMC Bronovo, The Hague, Netherlands
Full name
Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien
FatherWillem-Alexander of the Netherlands
MotherMáxima Zorreguieta Cerruti


Princess Alexia was born on 26 June 2005 at HMC Bronovo in The Hague as the second child of Willem-Alexander, then Prince of Orange, and his wife, Máxima. The infant's uncles Prince Friso and Juan Zorreguieta, the Duchess of Brabant, Jonkvrouwe Alexandra Jankovich de Jeszenice, and Jonkheer Frans Ferdinand de Beaufort stood as godparents at baptism on 19 November 2005 in Wassenaar. Alexia speaks Dutch, English and Spanish.[3]

In February 2016, while on a skiing holiday with her family in Austria, Princess Alexia broke her right femur (thigh bone). She was transported via helicopter to a local hospital and had surgery to repair the injury. After a few days in the hospital she was released and required the use of crutches while she healed. Updates on Princess Alexia's condition were posted on the official website of the Dutch monarchy. The accident occurred in the same area as the avalanche which resulted in eventually fatal injuries to her paternal uncle and godfather, Prince Friso, in February 2012.

Princess Alexia attended the public primary school Bloemcampschool in Wassenaar. Since August 2017 she attends the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in the Hague.

Titles, styles and arms

Alexia's full title and style is: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau.

Coat of arms of Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
Princess Alexia uses the same coat of arms as her sisters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, the Princess of Orange and Princess Ariane.[4]
Quarterly: I and IV azure billety or, a lion with coronet also or armed and langued gules, holding in his dexter paw a sword argent hilted or, and in his sinister seven arrows argent pointed and bound together or, which is of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; II and III or, a horn azure opened and bound gules, which is of the first House of Orange; an inescutcheon or bearing a castle of three towers gules flanked on each side by a poplar tree au naturel, and a river azure flowing from the base, ondoyant to the gate of the castle, which is of the house of Zorreguieta in Argentina.
The first and fourth quarters are the coat of arms of the Netherlands, based on the coat of arms of the House of Nassau.[4]
The second and third quarters are the coat of arms of the Prince of Orange.[4]
In the center is the coat of arms of the Zorreguieta family.[4]


  1. The Dutch Royal House Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Current line of succession Archived 25 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine – Official website of the Dutch Royal House
  3. "The children of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima". Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  4. (in Dutch) Wapens van leden van het Koninklijk Huis Archived 23 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Dutch Royal House. Retrieved on 2013-05-06.
Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
Born: 26 June, 2005
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Princess of Orange
Line of succession to the Dutch throne
2nd position
Succeeded by
Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
Line of succession to the British throne
descended from Augusta, granddaughter of George II
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