31 January 1938 Birth of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

On 31 January 1938, a very noble girl was born at Soestdijk Palace in
Baarn, the Netherlands.

She received the names:

Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard


Princess Beatrix was the eldest daughter of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
(then Princess) and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld.

She belonged to the noble house of Orange-Nassau by birth. Through her
father she was a member of the noble house of Lippe.


Princess Beatrix was baptized in the Great Church of The Hague.
Her godparents were:

- King Leopold III of Belgium;
- Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone;
- Elisabeth, Princess of Erbach-Schönberg;
- Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg;
- Countess Allene de Kotzebue.


Princess Beatrix has 3 sisters:

Princess Irene
Princess Margriet
Princess Christina

Love and Marriage

Queen Beatrix married on 10 March 1966 to Prince Claus.
They had 3 children:



On 30 April 1980, Queen Juliana abdicated and Princess Beatrix
became Queen of the Netherlands.

On 30 April 2013, Queen Beatrix abdicated in favour of her eldest
son, Willem-Alexander who became King of the Netherlands.

31 January 2018

Former Queen Beatrix still is a beloved and active princess even
she reached the noble age of 80 years!

These beautiful pictures were taken by a big admirer of the Former Queen
Beatrix: Oscar Meijer creator from the Dutch blog:
"De Staat van Oranje" 

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