Margriet of the Netherlands

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Princess Margriet
Margriet von Oranien-Nassau.jpg
Princess Margriet in 2005
Born (1943-01-19) 19 January 1943 (age 80)
Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Extraterritorial)
IssuePrince Maurits
Prince Bernhard
Prince Pieter-Christiaan
Prince Floris
Full name
Margriet Francisca
FatherPrince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
MotherJuliana of the Netherlands
ReligionProtestant Church in the Netherlands

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (Margriet Francisca; born 19 January 1943) is a Dutch royal and philanthropist. She is the third daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard.

Biography[change | change source]

As an aunt of the reigning monarch, King Willem-Alexander, she is a member of the Dutch Royal House and currently eighth and last in the line of succession to the throne.[1]

From 1984 to 2007, Princess Margriet was president of the European Cultural Foundation, who set up the Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity. She is a member of the honorary board of the International Paralympic Committee.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Current line of succession Archived 25 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine – Official website of the Dutch Royal House
  2. "Honorary Board". IPC.