Dutch count christened in Apeldoorn
11 October 2004 , AMSTERDAM — Count Claus-Casimir Bernhard, the son of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, was christened at Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn on Sunday.
11 October 2004
AMSTERDAM — Count Claus-Casimir Bernhard, the son of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, was christened at Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn on Sunday.
Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix attended the ceremony that began at 10.30am in the chapel attached to the palace.
Royal pastor, the Reverend Carel ter Linden, officiated at the ceremony. He also conducted Constantijn and Laurentien's church wedding ceremony in The Hague in 2001.
Prince Constantijn's grandfather, Prince Bernhard, 93, could not attend the christening due to his advanced years, Dutch public news service NOS reported.
Constantijn — Queen Beatrix's third son — and Laurentien have two children. Their daughter, Eloise, was born in The Hague on 8 June 2002. Claus-Casimir was also born in The Hague on 21 March 2004.
The family lives in Brussels.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Dutch news