Christina of the Netherlands

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Christina of the Netherlands (born Maria Christina; 18 February 1947 – 16 August 2019)[1][2] was a Dutch royal, educator and singer. She was the youngest of four daughters of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She was the youngest sister of Beatrix of the Netherlands. She was born in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands.

During pregnancy, her mother was diagnosed with rubella and as a result, Christina was born nearly blind.[3] Her godfather was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.[4][5]

In June 2018, it was announced that Christina had been diagnosed with bone cancer.[6] She died on 16 August 2019 in Noordeinde Palace, Den Haag, Netherlands from the disease, aged 72.[7]

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  1. Hunter, Brian (1 June 1992). The Statesman's Year-Book 1992–93. Macmillan. p. 992. ISBN 978-0-333-55836-2. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. Zaken, Ministerie van Algemene. "Prinses Christina". www.koninklijkhuis.nl.
  3. Carroll, Lorna (10 June 1963). "Pediatric Surgery Has Given A New Life To Many Children". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. p. 3D.
  4. "Zegening door handoplegging bij de doop van prinses Marijke in de Domkerk in Utrecht. 9 oktober 1947". Geheugen van Nederland (photo). Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  5. "Indrukwekkende gebeurtenis in de Domstad: Plechtige doop van Prinses Marijke". Leidsch Dagblad (in Dutch). 9 October 1947.
  6. "Princess Christina, the aunt of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, has bone cancer". Royal Central.
  7. Prinses Christina (72) overleden aan gevolgen van botkanker (Dutch)