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'Triple A' princesses are the stars of charity portraits

29 MARCH 2012

Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands once famously said he and his wife Maxima named their daughters Amalia, Alexia and Ariane because they wanted a "triple A rating".

 

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And the little girls certainly made the grade in their latest portraits – which will be used to grace a charity stamp collection.

With their golden locks and cherubic features – increasingly reminiscent of their vivacious Argentine mother – the three girls couldn't look cuter.

 

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On September 26, the images will appear on stamps that are to be circulated around schools.

Sales will then go on to fund children's charities the length of the country.

 

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The Dutch royal family have a long and proud association with the organisers, the Foundation for Children's Welfare Stamps.

The girls' father, Willem-Alexander, and grandmother, Queen Beatrix, both also posed alongside their siblings when they were young.