Saturday, June 8, 2013

Royal Profile: Countess Eloise van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg

Countess Eloise Beatrix Sophie Laurence van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg was born 8 June 2002 as the 1st child of Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien. She has one younger brother and a younger sister. Her godparents are{Source}:

  • Crown Prince Haakon of Norway,
  • Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands,
  • Princess María Carolina de Bourbon de Parme
  • Mrs. Sophie van de Wouw.

Countess Eloise lives with her parents, her brother and her sister in Brussels, Belgium, where her parents both work.

By Royal Decree of 11 May 2001, nr. 227 is determined that all children of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will bear the title of Count (Countess) of Orange-Nassau and the honorific Jonkheer (Jonkvrouwe) van Amsberg, and have the surname Van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg. The titles are hereditary in male lineage {Source}

Upon the abdication of her grandmother in April 2013, she and her siblings  ceased to be members of the Royal House, although they will continue to be members of the royal family.

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