|Name||Marianne Elisabeth Van Draak|
|Birth||4 February 2013|
Marianne Elisabeth Van Draak, Duchess of Middleton (born 4 February 2013) is the Brunanter Crown Princess and the daughter (and eldest child) of Queen Helene and Prince Bernd. She was born in 2013 and is first in line to the throne. She has a younger brother, Prince Cristian, born in 2014.
Birth and infancyEdit
Princess Marianne was born at the Royal Koningstad Hospital on 4 February 2013, at 7:10. Sami Jaradat was the doctor who delivered her. She weighed 3,55 kilograms and measured 48 cm in length. Her birth was formally announced at 9:00. Following her birth a hospital in Drenthe was named after her. Her first public appearance was on 3 March for the queen's birthday.
Following her birth, a number of monuments in Koningstad, Grijzestad and in Berrio were lit in red and white to mark her birth. She received a number of gifts, including a specially made children's book on the history of Brunant, presented by the Prime Minister, with all the drawings by first cycle students.
Duchess of MiddletonEdit
She celebrated her first birthday on 4 February 2014, in a small party with close family. She undertook her first state visit with her parents and brother to Strasland in February 2015, for the baptism of distant relative (and her parents' godchild) Emma Augusta Holme.
She celebrated her fourth birthday at her school on 3 February 2017, and a <<proper>> birthday celebration on 4 February with her parents, grandparents, cousins and (paternal) great-grandmother. On her birthday a new flower species, Marianne's Borage (Borago officinalis subsp. mariana, a lilac-colored variant) was named after her.
Ahead of her fifth birthday in 2018, a street in Cristiana (Berrio) will be named Middleton Lane in her honor, and she became a cavalier of the Order of St. Andrew. It was announced that in the summer of 2018 she will start football training with the FC Kings academy.
In May 2018, the Duchess of Middleton Foundation was set up to promote environmental causes. Her father will be the temporary patron, though the princess holds the presidency, which she will formally lead upon her coming of age.
In the summer of 2018 she joined the FC Kings junior academy.
The princess is fully bilingual, speaking both English and Dutch.
In September 2019 she will begin her first cycle studies.
Titles, styles, and honoursEdit
| Princess Marianne,|
Duchess of Middleton
|Reference style||Her Royal Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
|Alternative style||Crown Princess|
- 4 February 2013 – 14 September 2013: Her Royal Highness Princess Marianne
- 14 September 2013 – present: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Middleton
Appointments and honoursEdit
- Order of St. Andrew - 4 February 2018
|Royal Family of Brunant|
|Queen's family: Queen Helene • Prince Bernd • Princess Marianne • Prince Cristian|