A trio of princesses - the daughters of the King and Queen of the Netherlands in a new photo
(photo koninklijkhuis/ Jeroen van der Meyde)
Just as winter take s a hold, the three princesses of Willem-Alexander and Maxima are reminding us of summer. Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane star in new photos taken earlier this year and released by the royal house. Coming from summer as the frosts begin to sparkle, these are portraits of princesses.
Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange
There are two photos of each princess and a group image of the three girls who take the first three places in the Dutch line of succession. The eldest, Catharina-Amalia, will soon become a teenager.
Just days short of her thirteenth birthday, the Princess of Orange leads the portrait gallery in some relaxed images showing an heiress on the brink of a new chapter in her life.
Princess Alexia, who is now 11, has had a challenging year, spending the first months recovering from a ski-ing accident in which she broke her leg.
The second in line to the Dutch throne, looking more like mum Maxima every day, seems fully recovered from her injury and just as smiley as her sisters.
The baby of the family, nine year old Princess Ariane, adds a splash of colour to the portraits with her red and orange outfit.
The third in line to the throne, looking very like big sister Amalia, rounds off this new set of portrait which show us three princesses, growing up fast.