(In the above pic Queen Beatrix is pictured with her granddaughters, Princess Catherine and Princess Alexia)
(In the above pic Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette are pictured with their children)
(In the above pic Princess Maxima and her youngest daughter Princess Ariane are pictured)
Prince Bernhard van Vollenhoven and his wife Princess Annette christened their seven-month-old son Benjamin over the weekend. Among the guests were Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who is Prince Bernhard’s aunt, and his sister-in-law Princess Maxima.
Maxima’s daughters – Catherine, 4, 3-year-old Alexia and Ariane, 1 – had a chance at the ceremony to get reacqainted with their cousins, the three young children of Beatrix’s third son, Prince Constantijn and his wife Laurentien.
Also joining the gathering at the former royal residence of Het Loo was Prince Bernhard’s older brother Prince Maurits and his family. The siblings – whose mum is Queen Beatrix’s Canada-born younger sister Princess Margriet- were also reunited with their youngest brother Prince Floris.
Eleventh in line to the Dutch throne and a self-employed entrepreneur, Prince Bernhard – who is also dad to Isabella, 6, and 4-year-old Samuel – lives with his young family in Amsterdam.
Wow…that is way too many royals to keep track of!