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Princess Christina in 1976

Christina of the Netherlands (born Maria Christina; 18 February 1947 – 16 August 2019) was a Dutch royal, educator and singer. She was the youngest of four daughters of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She was the youngest sister of Beatrix of the Netherlands. She was born in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands.

During pregnancy, her mother was diagnosed with rubella and as a result, Christina was born nearly blind. Her godfather was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

In June 2018, it was announced that Christina had been diagnosed with bone cancer. She died on 16 August 2019 in Noordeinde Palace, Den Haag, Netherlands from the disease, aged 72.

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