Catharina-amalia, princess of orange (dutch katarina amalija catharina-amalia beatrix carmen victoria born 7 december 2003) is the heir apparent to the throne of the kingdom of the netherlands, consisting of the countries of the netherlands, curaçao, aruba, and sint maarten. Princess catharina-amalia is the eldest child of king willem-alexander and queen mxima. She became heir apparent when her father ascended the throne on 1 birth2 life and education3 titles, styles, honours and arms3. 2 arms4 ancestry5 references6 external linksprincess catharina-amalia beatrix carmen victoria was born at 1701 cet on 7 december 2003 in the hmc bronovo in the hague,12 the first child of the then prince willem-alexander and princess mxima. Upon the public announcement of her birth, 101 salute shots were fired at four places in the kingdom of the netherlands den helder and the hague in the netherlands, willemstad in the netherlands antilles, and oranjestad in aruba. 3on , catharina-amalia was baptised by the rev. Her godparents are her uncle prince constantijn, crown princess victoria of sweden, the (then) vice-president of the council of state of the netherlands herman tjeenk willink, friend of her mother samantha deane, her uncle martn zorreguieta, and friend of her father marc ter haar. 4catharina-amalias maternal grandparents, jorge zorreguieta and mara del carmen cerruti carricart, were prohibited from attending her parents wedding in 2002 due to zorreguietas involvement in the regime of general jorge rafael videla, but were present at her baptism, which was a private rather than a state affair. 5princess catharina-amalia has two younger sisters princess alexia (born in 2005) and princess ariane (born in 2007). She lives with her parents and sisters in huis ten bosch palace in the hague. 6starting in december 2007, catharina-amalia attended the public primary school bloemcampschool in wassenaar. 7 she now attends the christelijk gymnasium sorghvliet in the hague, where her aunt princess laurentien attended. 89her birthdays are traditionally celebrated with a concert at the kloosterkerk in the hague, which is attended by ambassadors and members of the royal household and the council of state of the netherlands. 11on her seventh birthday, a douglas c-47 skytrain once owned by her great-grandfather, prince bernhard of lippe-biesterfeld, was named after catharina-amalia by peter hartman. The princess herself was prevented from attending the naming ceremony by school obligations. 12catharina-amalias paternal grandmother, queen beatrix, abdicated on her father ascended the throne. Catharina-amalia, as the new heir apparent, assumed the title of princess of orange, becoming the first to do so in her own right. Princess catharina-amalia will assume a seat in the advisory division of the council of state of the netherlands upon reaching the age of majority at 18. 13during a rare interview on kings day in 2019, catharina-amalia, then 15 years old, said that it was sometimes unreal for her to realise that this really is her life. 14titlesedit7 december 2003 er royal highness princess catharina-amalia of the netherlands, princess of orange-nassau15 present her royal highness the princess of orange, princess of the netherlands, princess of orange-nassau15like her sisters, catharina-amalia was born a princess of the netherlands and a princess of orange-nassau. As heir apparent she is also the princess of orange. This title is substantive and used without her name. 15armseditcoat of arms of catharina-amalia, princess of orange notesthis coat of arms is used by the princess of orange and her sisters, princess alexia and princess ariane. 16escutcheonquarterly 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. Symbolism the first and fourth quarters are the coat of arms of the netherlands, based on the coat of arms of the house of nassau. 16 the second and third quarters are the coat of arms of the prince of orange. 16 in the center is the coat of arms of the zorreguieta family. 16through her paternal grandfather, a member of the house of amsberg, catharina-amalia is descended from families of the lower german nobility, and through her paternal grandmother, from several royal germandutch families such as the house of lippe, mecklenburg-schwerin, the house of orange-nassau, waldeck and pyrmont, and the house of hohenzollern. She is descended from the first king of the netherlands, william i of the netherlands, who was also a ruler in luxembourg and several german states, and all subsequent dutch monarchs. On her mothers side, catharina-amalia is descended from wealthy spanish argentines and italian argentines, with some basque ancestry. 171819ancestors of catharina-amalia, princess of orange 8. Baroness gösta von dem bussche-haddenhausen 2. Willem-alexander, king of the netherlands 10. Catharina-amalia, princess of orange 12. Mara del carmen carricart cieza rodrguez a b newly-born princess catharina-amalia second in line for dutch throne. A new government and dutch troops go to iraq archived 4 december 2013 at the wayback machine, museum of national history. Princess catharina-amalia, dutch royal house, 2013. Princess amalia to attend state school (in dutch). Amalia gaat naar sorghvliet-gymnasium amalia goes to sorghvliet gymnasium. Princess amalia celebrates sixth birthday (in dutch). The children of king willem-alexander and queen mxima. Prinses amalia ik wil geen showversie van mezelf laten zien (in dutch). A b c d (in dutch) wapens van leden van het koninklijk huis, dutch royal house. Guerrero, gonzalo alvarez ferrari, soledad ().