Princess power times three!
Holland’s royal family has released new photos showing all three young princesses directly in line to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The photos were taken by Jeroen van der Meyde at Het Oude Loo, a 15th-century castle originally built as a hunting lodge on the royal estate at Apeldoorn, 55 miles south east of Amsterdam.
Twelve-year-old Princess Catharina Amalia (far left in photo), the heir apparent, is known as Princess of Orange and is the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander, 49, and Queen Maxima, 45.
Next is Princess Alexia, 11 (center), and Princess Ariane (far right), 9. In February Alexia made headlines when she was airlifted from a mountain after fracturing her leg in a skiing accident on the Austrian slopes.
It’s just one of a series of mishaps that European royals have suffered this year. Princess Alexia’s mom, Queen Maxima, took a time-out to recover from concussion following a fall at the Royal De Horsten estate in July in unexplained circumstances.
In October, Crown Prince Frederik, 48, next in line to the Danish throne, was publicly scolded by his mom, Queen Margrethe II, 76, after taking a tumble from a trampoline.
And earlier this month Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway’s 19-year-old son Marius Borg Høiby was photographed with his arm in a sling after he crash-landed awkwardly while trying to do a somersault at a party.