June 5, 1909
Princess Juliana, the infant daughter of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Prince Hendrik, was baptised today. The New York Times reports that the Princess was baptised according to the rites of the Lutheran church, "the ceremonial being very simple." The ceremony took place at the Willemskerk at the Hague. Members of the Royal Family and the "visiting Princes and Princesses" sat in the front pews of the church. Other officials and members of the diplomatic corps were also present for the ceremony.
The baptismal font was "of silver, fashioned in the Gothic style." After listening to the "long sermon", the Queen presented her daughter for baptism. The text of the sermon was based on St. Luke. After the ceremony, the "choir chanted the 134th Psalm."
The infant princess was brought to the church in a gilded carriage drawn by six horses. She was held up to the window so that the people could get a glimpse of her.
[Note: Juliana was probably baptised according to the rites of the Dutch Reformed church, which is similar to the Lutheran church.)