The morning of August 16 brought a hailstorm in the Netherlands’ Royal family after the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix passed away. The shiny morning turned out to be a black day for the native people of the Netherlands.
Princess Christina was in the middle of a controversy in the 1950s when her mother sought help from a faith healer, Greet Hofmans, leading to a sovereign crisis. Likewise, she was also removed from the royal line of succession for the Dutch throne and was left to live a private life with her former husband.
Princess Christina Dies at 72
Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, passed away at the age of 72. The bone cancer, which she suffered for many years, became the cause of her death. Several royal families made their statements regarding her unfortunate death.
The Royal House released their official statement, saying:
“His Majesty King William-Alexander, Her Majesty Queen Maxima and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands are deeply saddened to announce the death of Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of the Netherlands on Friday morning 16 August 2019 at Noordeinde Palace complex in The Hague. The Princess, who had been suffering from bone cancer for several years, was 72.”
Following the tweet on the Dutch Royal family’s official Twitter account, others responded:
“We are deeply saddened by the death of our dear sister and aunt. Christina was a striking personality with a warm heart. With her musical drive and talent, she touched so many. We cherish the many beautiful memories of her. Maxima and Beatrix.”
Princess Christina Funeral
As a part of the late Princess Christina’s funeral, her remains will be taken to Fagel’s Garden Pavilion in the grounds of Noordeinde Palace. The funeral will be attended by her family and close friends who will pay their respect and pray. The cremation is to be held in private.
Princess Christina Husband and Children
Princess Christina was living in New York when she first met and started her relationship with a Cuban exile, Jorge Perez y Guillermo. Since Jorge was a Catholic, their marriage could cause a public scandal in the Netherlands. Therefore, Princess Christina, who was at the ninth in line for the Dutch throne, renounced her and her descendants’ rights to the throne before officially announcing her engagement on St. Valentine’s Day.
Princess Christina and Jorge tied the knot on 28 June 1975, and they started living in New York before moving to the Netherlands. The Princess gave birth to three children: Bernardo, Nicolas, and Juliana. She moved to the United States with her children after settling the divorce with her husband on 25 April 1996.
Princess Christina Wiki-Bio
Princess Christina was born on 18 February 1947 in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands and passed away on 16 August 2019 at the age of 72 on August 16. She was the youngest daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. The Princess was fifth in line of succession to her grandmother, Queen Wilhelmina.
Unfortunately, her mother had contracted rubella, and as a result, Christina was born nearly blind. However, advances in medicine brought an improvement to her vision. She had announced suffering from bone cancer was in June 2018.