Is the Dutch ruling royal family, the House of Orange, named for the fruit or the color?
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Last updated Aug 15 2011.
Originally posted Aug 15 2011 12:17 PM.
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WesleyCrusher Moderator 15 year member
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It is neither. It is named for the Principality of Orange, located in the southeast of France, and initially the name had nothing to do with the fruit or color. Later, however, it did become associated with the fruit.