Princess of Orange (by marriage)

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This is a list of women who held the title Princess of Orange by marriage.


Princess of Orange is the title used by the female heirs apparent and, prior to 2002, spouses of male heirs apparent. The present Princess of Orange, Catharina-Amalia, is the first suo jure holder since Marie (1393–1417), who co-reigned with her husband John (1393–1418). From 1171 to 1815 the title was also used by women married to the Sovereign Princes of Orange during their reigns, and then by wives of heirs apparent to the Dutch throne. On 30 April 2013, after the accession of her father, Willem-Alexander, to the Dutch throne, Catharina-Amalia became Princess of Orange and heir apparent to the throne. [1] [2]

Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange Crown princess of the Netherlands

Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange is the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of the countries of the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba, and Sint Maarten.

Suo jure is a Latin phrase, used in English to mean "in his/her own right".

Mary of Baux-Orange was suo jure Princess of Orange. She was the last holder of this title from the House of Baux.

Princesses of Orange

House of Baux

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame PrincessCeased to be PrincessDeath Spouse
Blason Raymond IV des Baux.svg Tibors de Sarenom Guilhem 1130after 5 June 11561171
husband's accession
husband's death
after 13 August 1198 Bertrand I
Ermengarde de Mévouillon Mévouillon 1130after 5 June 11561181
husband's accession
21 March 1203
? William I
AlixUnknown?after 12031218, before 30 July
husband's death
Aix-en-Pevele (59) Nord-France.svg Malberjone of Aix Aix ?17 June 1239?? Raymond I
Blason comte Geneve ancien.svg Eleonore of Geneva Geneva ?12731282
husband's accession
husband's death
? Bertrand II
Blason Famille de La Tour du Pin-La Tour de Vinay.svg Anne de Viennois Viennois-de la Tour-du-Pin ?before 31 January 13181340
husband's death
after 27 November 1357 Raymond II
Constance of Trian Trian ??1340
husband's death
before 1358 Raymond III
Blason ville fr La Roche-sur-Foron (Haute-Savoie).svg Jeanne of Geneva Geneva ?12 April 1358before 15 February 1389

House of Châlon-Arlay

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame PrincessCeased to be PrincessDeath Spouse
Montfaucon.gif Joanna of Montfaucon Henri of Montbéliard, Lady of Montfaucon
-April 1418October 1417
husband's accession
14 May 1445 Louis I
Armoiries Armagnac-Rodez.svg Eléonore of Armagnac John IV, Count of Armagnac
142326 September 14466/11 December 1456
Blason Gamaches.svg Blanche of Gamaches Guillaume, Lord of Gamaches
--3 December 1463
husband's death
23 May 1479
Blason Richard d'Etampes.svg Catherine of Brittany Richard, Count of Étampes
142819 August 14383 December 1463
husband's accession
27 September 1475
husband's death
before 22 Abril 1476 William II
Blason duche fr Bourbon (moderne).svg Joanna of Bourbon Charles I, Duke of Bourbon
144221 October 146727 September 1475
husband's accession
1493 John II
Armoiries Luxembourg-Ligny.png Philiberta of Luxembourg Antoine de Luxembourg, Count of Ligny
-January 149415 April 1502
husband's death
May 1539

House of Nassau

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame PrincessCeased to be PrincessDeath Spouse
Anna of Lorraine (1522-1568), by Jan van Scorel.jpg Anna of Lorraine Antoine, Duke of Lorraine
25 July 152222 August 154015 July 1544
husband's death
15 May 1568 René

House of Orange-Nassau

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame PrincessCeased to be PrincessDeath Spouse
Anna von Egmond.jpg Anna van Egmont Maximiliaan van Egmond
March 15336 July 155124 March 1558 William I
Avsachsen.jpg Anna of Saxony Maurice, Elector of Saxony
23 December 154425 August 156122 March 1571
marriage annulled
18 December 1577
Charlottebourbon.jpg Charlotte of Bourbon Louis, Duke of Montpensier
1546/724 June 15755 May 1582
Louisecoligny.jpg Louise de Coligny Gaspard II de Coligny
23 September 155524 April 158310 July 1584
husband's death
13 November 1620
Eleonorevanbourbonconde.jpg Eleonora of Bourbon-Condé Henri I, Prince of Condé
30 April 158723 November 160620 February 1618
husband's death
20 January 1619 Philip William
Amalia van Solms (Gerard van Honthorst, 1650).jpg Amalia of Solms-Braunfels John Albert I, Count of Solms-Braunfels
31 August 16024 April 162523 April 1625
husband's accession
14 March 1647
husband's death
8 September 1675 Frederick Henry
Princess Mary Stuart, Princess of Orange.jpg Mary Henrietta of England Charles I of England
4 November 16312 May 164114 March 1647
husband's accession
6 November 1650
husband's death
4 December 1660 William II
1662 Mary II.jpg Mary of England James II of England
30 April 16624 November 167728 December 1694 William III

As personal and courtesy title

House of Orange-Nassau

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame PrincessCeased to be PrincessDeath Spouse
Lancelet Volders - Portrait of Maria Louise, princess of Hessen-Kassel.JPG Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel
7 February 168826 April 170914 July 1711
husband's death
9 April 1765 John William Friso
PrinsesAnnavanHannover.jpg Anne of Great Britain and Hanover George II of Great Britain
2 November 170925 March 173422 October 1751
husband's death
12 January 1759 William IV
Johann Friedrich August Tischbein - Frederika Sophia Wilhelmina.jpg Wilhelmina of Prussia Prince Augustus William of Prussia
7 August 17514 October 17679 April 1806
husband's death
9 June 1820 William V
Wilhelmina van Pruisen.jpg Wilhelmine of Prussia Frederick William II of Prussia
18 November 17741 October 17919 April 1806
husband's accession
16 March 1815
became queen
12 October 1837 William VI
Pimen Orlov Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna 2.jpg Anna Pavlovna of Russia Paul I of Russia
18 January 179521 February 18167 October 1840
became queen
1 March 1865 William VII
Koningin Sophie portret (1818-1877).jpg Sophie of Württemberg William I of Württemberg
17 June 181818 June 18397 October 1840
husband's accession
7 March 1849
became queen
3 June 1877 William VIII


  1. "Prins van Oranje wordt Koning Willem-Alexander" (in Dutch). Website of the Royal House. January 28, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  2. "The Princess of Orange". Website of the Royal House. Archived from the original on August 21, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2013.

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