Dutch Princess Amalia Celebrates 12th Birthday

Princess Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands celebrates her 12th birthday. Princess Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria was born at 17:01 on 7 December 2003 in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. She is the first child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, and the second grandchild of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus. 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. She speaks Dutch, English, and some Spanish. In honour of the future queen of the Netherlands' special day the Dutch royal family have released of a new image of her with her two younger sisters Alexia and Ariane. Happy birthday to the Princess of Orange!
Happy 12th Birthday to Her Royal Highness The Princess of Orange! Princess Catharina-Amalia
Princess Catharina-Amalia of The Netherlands celebrates her 12th birthday. Princess Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria was born

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  1. ✿✿✿ All the best for little Princess Amalia ✿✿✿
    She's so lovely - and so lovable - you'll definitely want to get to know her.

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  2. She looks so much like her father and Queen Beatrix.
    Happy birthday!
    C

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  3. Some spanish???
    Queen maxima's native tongue is spanish. Yet the princess is not fluent in spanish??

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    1. They travel to Argentina every Christmas and the king has learned to speak fluent Spanish.

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  4. joyeux anniversaire charmante princesse Amalia

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  5. Victoria, Madelaide and Carl Philip do not speak German. Queen Silvia did not want to speak her native language, because her husband did not understand it. That is, what she told in Tv-Programme.

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    1. Actually the Swede's do speak German, Princess Madeleine noted during her engagement that when she and Chris what to have a private conversation in public they switch from English to German.

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    2. Years ago I watched a Swedish interview with Madeleine as she was going to live in London for the first time, and she said she wanted to practice her English and "Tysk har jag från mama." I was always under the impression that the three children spoke at least a bit of German.

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    3. I´m sure that the king understands German since his very own mother was German too. Victoria speaks German, though not comfortably enough to use it much (she would resort to English mostly when in Germany or interviewed by German press). I have never heard a single word of German from either Carl-Philip or Madeleine; highly doubt they´re fluent. And although Chris has an Austrian-born mother, his life is (and has always been) clearly centered in English-speaking circles. I doubt that he and Madeleine would converse in German. And it isn´t a very "secret" language exactly to hold private conversations in; While in the US, or now in London, Swedish would be the logical choice and so much better suited for that purpose, but Chris has never really shown much interest in learning it. So - those language skills are mainly on paper. I would much rather believe in Amalia speaking "some Spanish", and find it a much better way of putting it.

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  6. CP Victoria spend some monthes in Germany ... Berlin working for ...
    ....she is fluent in German....

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    1. No she is not.

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    2. Victoria told German press last year - ich spreche nur ein bisshen deutsch - and continued in English, that her mother song her German and Portuguese songs, when she was a child.

      And Silvia said in TV, that she did not want to speak with children a language, which her husband does not understand.

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  7. Yes. In princess Madeleine's blog it is stated that the princess is fluent in german...
    It would be great to know parent's native tongue.

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  8. Beautiful girls form a happy marriage . Happy birthday young princess

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  9. Beautiful girls and all growing up so fast. They probably aren't fluent in Spanish because it isn't taught as part of their curriculum, perhaps only spoken at home.

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  10. het is een hele leuke meid ,sportief. alleen jammer dat we de prinsesjes
    zo weinig zien !!!

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  11. I have read somewhere that the Dutch princesses speak and understand some Spanish, but I'm not sure. It's not unlikely that the young Swedish royals understand German as the languages are related. I'm a Norwegian who speak German because I've learned it at school, so I'm not 100 % certain what it's like in Sweden, but Norwegian and Swedish are VERY similar, so I think it is the same. My experience is that many Norwegians who have not learned German still understand much of it, and because of that and the similarities in the languages I think they do. By the way, I think Dutch is 50 % German and 50 % Norwegian (Scandinavian), so I'm lucky being able to understand that as well. However, mostly written text, but sometimes when spoken as well.

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  12. I see you changed what was written about Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima as you changed it to King and Queen. That's good.

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