Princess Christina died Friday morning at the age of 72 at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the RVD reported on Friday morning. In the fall of 2017, bone cancer was detected with Princess Beatrix's youngest sister.
Princess Christina's body is transferred to the Fagel Dome on the basis of Noordane Palace. She says goodbye to her in a closed circle. Cremation will be held in private. The family opened a register of condolences.
Princess Christina was born on February 18, 1947 at the Soestdake Palace in Baarn, the fourth daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. Her first name was Maryki, in 1963 she chose to use her second name Kristina as her first name.
She married Jorge Guillermo in 1975 without the consent of Parliament, which means that she is no longer entitled to inherit the throne. The couple had three children: Bernardo, Nicholas and Juliana. Their marriage broke up in 1996.
Singing, music and dancing were central to Princess Christina's life
Princess Christina has not lived in the Netherlands her entire life: among other things, she has lived in New York and Italy.
Beatrix's youngest sister teaches singing pedagogy and is also active in dance and sound therapy. She also coped with this in her work. For example, she was active in the Visio Foundation, for which she used her knowledge to support the blind and visually impaired.
In addition, the princess was a member of the advisory committee of the Princess Christina Contest, named after her, which aims to allow children in the Netherlands to get in touch with music.