THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, has died after a battle with bone cancer. She was 72.
© APUndated handout photo of Dutch Princess Christina. The Dutch Royal House said Friday Aug. 16, 2019 that Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Dutch Queen Beatrix, has died at age 72 after a battle with bone cancer. (Emanuela Loddo via AP)
Christina, who was the youngest of four daughters of late Queen Juliana and her German-born husband Prince Bernhard, died Friday morning at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, according to the Dutch Royal House.
In a tweet, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Beatrix described Christina as "a striking personality with a warm heart."
Publicity-shy Christina and her former husband Jorge Guillermo, the son of a Cuban doctor, had three children, Bernardo, Nicolás and Juliana. The couple divorced in 1996.
Christina's remains will be taken to Fagel's Garden Pavilion on the grounds of Noordeinde Palace, where friends and family will pay their last respects before a private cremation.