Princess Christina of the Netherlands
Princess Christina Bio
Princess Christina was the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix. She was the daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard has died on 16 August 2019 at the age of 72.
|Wiki / Biography|
|Birth Date||18 February 1947|
|Birth Place||Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands|
|Death Date||16 August 2019|
|House||House of Orange-Nassau|
|Spouse||Jorge Pérez y Guillermo (m. 1975–1996)|
|Children||Bernardo Guillermo, Juliana Guillermo, Nicolás Guillermo|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Princess Christina was also known as Princess Marijke. Her mother was the then Princess Juliana, an only child, and heir presumptive of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.
At the time of her birth, she was fifth in the line of succession to her grandmother, Queen Wilhelmina.
Her father was Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, a son of Prince Bernhard of Lippe and his wife, Baroness Armgard von Cramm.
Princess Christina Siblings
Christina had three older sisters: Princess Beatrix, Princess Irene, and Princess Margriet.
At her baptism on 9 October 1947, her godparents included Queen Wilhelmina her eldest sister Princess Beatrix, Winston Churchill, her paternal grandmother Princess Armgard, Prince Felix of Luxembourg and his niece Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma.
Christina was a bright and happy child, with a considerable talent for music. She also had a capacity for languages and as a young girl delighted the visiting President of the French Republic, René Coty, by conversing fluently with him in French.
Like her sisters, Christina joined the Scouts as a young girl.
In 1963, Princess Marijke changed her name to her second name, Christina. Pursuing her gift for music.
at age 21 she moved to Canada to study classical music in Montreal. After a few years, she accepted a teaching position at a Montessori school in New York City.
Princess Christina Husband, Marriage
the Princess met and started a relationship with a Cuban exile named Jorge Pérez y Guillermo While she living in New York.
Guillermo was a teacher for the Addie May Collins Shelter of Harlem and a former hotelier. He was born in Havana on 1 August 1946.
Guillermo is the son of Federico Gilberto Pérez y Castillo and wife Edenia Mercedes Guillermo y Marrero, who died in Florida in 2002; his brother, Gilberto Pérez y Guillermo, was a film studies professor.
The couple was married on 28 June 1975. Following their marriage, they lived in New York but later moved to the Netherlands, where they built Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, near The Hague. The couple built up an extensive art collection.
Princess Christina Children
Princess Christina divorced on 25 April 1996 and then returned with her children to live in the United States.
They have three children
- Bernardo Federico Tomás (b. Utrecht, 1977), married (5 Sept 2009) Eva Prinz-Valdés at Our Lady Queen of All Saints, Brooklyn
- Nicolás Daniel Mauricio (b. Utrecht, 1979)
- Juliana Edenia Antonia (b. Utrecht, 1981).
Health and Death Cause
During pregnancy, her mother had contracted rubella and as a result, Christina was born nearly blind.
Over time, advances in medicine allowed for treatments that, with the aid of special glasses, brought about an improvement in her vision so that she could attend school and live a relatively normal life.
As Christina’s eye treatments went on, Prince Bernhard introduced Princess Juliana to the faith healer Greet Hofmans, who came to have a great influence on Juliana, giving rise to the Dutch Royal Court crisis of 1948–1956.
In June 2018, it was announced that Princess Christina had been diagnosed with bone cancer. Christina died on the 16th of August 2019, aged 72.