Princess Alexia of the Netherlands celebrates her 18th Birthday on Monday, 26 June 2023, with a private party.
However, Queen Máxima revealed to Dutch publication, Blauw Bloed, guests at the party will include her grandmother, Princess Beatrix, some godparents, family and friends, despite being on a Monday!
Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima’s second daughter was born at HMC Bronovo in The Hague in 2005 and is currently second in the line of succession.
Her uncles Prince Friso and Juan Zorreguieta, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Jonkheer Frans Ferdinand de Beaufort and Jonkvrouw Alexandra Jankovich de Jeszenice were chosen as godparents.
Princess Alexia graduated from the United World College Atlanta in Wales with Princess Leonor of Spain on Saturday, 20 May, after completing their International Baccalaureate exams.
However, both princesses won’t receive their results until July.
18th Birthday Honours
King Willem-Alexander conferred two honours on Princess Alexia on her 18th Birthday and she is entitled to use an honourary royal standard.
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion
King Willem-Alexander has appointed Princess Alexia as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion by Royal Decree of 19 June.
Queen Wilhelmina was the first woman to be appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion in 1898.
Since then, all children of the monarch have been appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion when they turned 18.
Order of the Golden Lion of Nassau
The House Order of the Golden Lion of Nassau is a joint order of the Dutch King and the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
Princess Alexia was appointed by Royal Decree on 26 June as a Knight in the House Order of the Golden Lion of Nassau on 26 June.
King Willem-Alexander established an honorary flag for his daughters by Royal Decree on 24 November 2021 as soon as they reach the age of eighteen.
This flag also applies to Princess Alexia from 26 June 2023.
The honorary flags of members of the Royal House are divided into four areas (quarters) by a four-armed cross with the National Coat of Arms in the middle, also the Royal coat of arms. The flag is orange with a Nassau blue cross with the national coat of arms in the middle. The flag is incised. The coat of arms of the House of Orange, a blue hunting horn with a red opening, mouth and cord and white fittings, is in the upper left field. A red castle with a door, two windows and three battlements from the Zorreguieta coat of arms is in the lower left field.