Princess Luisa Irene of Bourbon Parma, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie will be baptized in the ancestral home town of Parma. The christening will be done by the Bishop of Parma in the ancient Basilica Magistrale di Santa Maria della Steccata.
Princess Luisa was born on 9 May 2012 in the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, the same hospital where Princess Máxima of the Netherlands gave birth to her three daughters Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. The baby princess is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Parma, who were married in November 2010 in Brussels, Belgium.
Prince Carlos is the eldest son of Princess Irene of the Netherlands (sister to Queen Beatrix, daughter of the late Queen Juliana) and the late Prince Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma and carlist pretender to the throne of Spain. Prince Carlos Hugo, who died in August 2010, is buried in the Parma Basilica.
Princess Annemarie, born Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel, works as a television journalist in The Hague. © GPD