Today marks the birthday of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, who was born ‘on Dutch territory’ in the Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada.
Read the following fascinating articles and learn about why she was born ‘in’ Canada, why she’s named Margriet, and why Ottawa receives tulips from the Dutch royal family every year!
- Dutch Territory in Ottawa, Ontario (tkmorin.wordpress.com)
- Margriet turns 70; Canada celebrates too (gpdhome.typepad.com)
- 1943: Netherlands’ Princess Margriet born in Ottawa (CBC Digital Archives)
- Op-Ed: Bond created by Ottawa’s princess remains strong (ottawacitizen.com)