|Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Inés|
|House||House of Orange-Nassau|
|Father||Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange|
|Born|| April 10, 2007|
The Hague, Netherlands
Dutch Royal Family
Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau (given names: Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Inés) (born 10 April 2007, The Hague, the Netherlands) is the daughter of heir apparent to the throne of the Netherlands Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima. She is fourth in line to the throne of the Netherlands.
| Styles of|
Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
|Reference style||Her Royal Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
Princess Ariane was born in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague at 21:56 local time on 10 April 2007 as the third child and third daughter of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima. Princess Ariane weighed 4.135 kilograms (9.12 pounds) and was 52 centimeters (20.5 inches) long at birth. Prime Minister Balkenende addressed the nation shortly afterwards and said both mother and child were healthy and doing well. The next morning, Prince Willem-Alexander appeared on television with his new daughter. The names of the baby were announced on April 13, when the birth was registered in The Hague.
Her given names are Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines. The names were announced by her father on 13 April 2007. The origin of the name Ariane is speculated about. It can either come from the Latin name Hadrian or from the Greek name Ariadne. Like her sisters Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia her first name starts with an A, according to Prince Willem-Alexander "to conclude the triple A rating". Wilhelmina was the name of her great-great-grandmother Queen Wilhelmina. Máxima is the first name of her mother Princess Máxima, and also of Princess Máxima's grandmother and namesake. Inés is the first name of her mother's younger sister, and Ariane's godmother, Inés Zorreguieta.
By Royal Decree of 25 January 2002, nr. 41 is determined that all children of Prince Willem-Alexander will bear the title of Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands and Prince (Princess) of Orange-Nassau.
Her full name is styled and with title: Her Royal Highness Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Inés Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau (Dutch: Hare Koninklijke Hoogheid Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines Prinses der Nederlanden, Prinses van Oranje-Nassau).
Princess Ariane is fourth in line to the throne of the Netherlands, after her father heir apparent Prince Willem-Alexander, and her sisters Princess Amalia and Princess Alexia. Princess Ariane is in line to the British throne.
On 2 May 2007, Princess Ariane was admitted to the Leiden University medical centre with a suspected lung infection. She was released from the hospital on 5 May 2007 to be treated for her bacterial and viral infection. On 13 June 2007, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima released a thank you note "not only for the congratulations upon Ariane's birth but also for the best wishes they received upon her hospitalisation" and released a third official picture with their newborn daughter. The couple reportedly received over 30,000 letters of well-wishers.Template:Fact
Princess Ariane was baptized in the Abbey Church in The Hague on 20 October 2007. Vicar Deodaat van der Boon used water from the Jordan River to baptize the princess, who was wearing the christening gown that Princess Wilhelmina first wore in 1880. Over 850 guests were invited to attend, including Princess Máxima's parents and Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende.
|Ancestors of Princess Ariane of the Netherlands|
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|width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
Princess Alexia |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Line of succession to the Dutch Throne
4th position |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
Prince Constantijn |- |- ! colspan="3" style="background: #65BCFF" | British royalty |- style="text-align: center;" |- style="text-align:center;" |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
Princess Alexia of the Netherlands |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|Line of succession to the British throne |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau |- Template:End box