Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Leopold to be godfather to Juliana's daughter

May 5, 1938

The list of godparents for Crown Princess Juliana's first child was announced today. King Leopold III of the Belgians has accepted Juliana's invitation to be one of Beatrix's godparents.
The other godparents are the infant princess' two grandmothers; the queen's cousin, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone,the Queen's cousin; Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, elder brother brother of the late Prince Hendrik; the Princess of Erbach-Schönburg, and Countess Allene de Kotzebue, a friend of Prince Bernhard's parents.
The Princess of Erbach-Schönburg was born Princess Elisabeth of Waldeck und Pyrmont, and is, thus, the aunt of Queen Wilhelmina and Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, as their mothers were Elisabeth's older sisters.

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