This past May 17, 2011, H.R.H. Princess Máxima of the Netherlands turned the big 4-0, and on her day she spent it with her family. Well, now it’s time for the mega birthday bash with a few of her closest royal friends.
According to the official website for the Dutch royal family, Het Koninklijk Huis, on May 27, 2011 there will be a lovely birthday concert in her honor:
Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands will be celebrating her 40th birthday in a concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Besides friends, family, members of foreign royal houses there will also be people there with whom she has worked with the for the past 10 years.
Verjaars ontvangst (birthday reception) of the Princess which include the following members of the Dutch Royal Family are expected:
Her Majesty the Queen
H.R.H. The Prince of Orange and H.R.H. Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
H.R.H. Prince Friso and Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau
H.R.H. Prince Constantijn and H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
H.R.H. Princess Irene of the Netherlands
Princess Anne and Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme
Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme
Princess Carolina de Bourbon de Parme
Princess Margriet of The Netherlands and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven
Prince Maurits and Princess of Orange-Nassau Marilène
Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette van Oranje-Nassau
Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau
Prince Floris and Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau
Princess Christina of the Netherlands
Members present reigning Royal and Princely Families are:
Belgium: H.R.H. Prince Philippe and H.R.H.Princess Mathilde
Denmark: H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik and H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary
Luxembourg: H.R.H. Prince Guillaume, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Norway: H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon and H.R.H. Princess Martha Louise
Aga Khan IV, Karim al-Hussaynī
Bulgaria: Prince Kyril and Princess Rosario of Preslav and Princess Miriam of Tirnovo
Greece: H.R.H. Crown Prince Pavlos and H.R.H. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal
Greece: H.R.H. Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana
The concert is attended by some 700 guests of Princess Maxima and 1200 visitors who have bought a ticket.
Besides the concerts this weekend the Princess will celebrate her birthday privately.
Unfortunately, it seems that T.R.H.s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden will not attend along with the Earl and Countess of Wessex (Edward and Sophie). Nor will H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock.
*Photo of H.R.H. Princess Máxima the Netherlands, given to The Royal Correspondent by and published on this site with permission by: AD Magazine/De MediaVilla.*