Friday, April 10, 2015

Royal Profile: 10 Facts about Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

  1. Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born 10 April 1975 {Source}.
  2. He is the fourth and youngest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven {Source}.
  3. He has three older brothers{Source}:
    1. Prince Maurits (1968)
    2. Prince Berhard (1969)
    3. Prince Pieter-Christiaan (1972)
  4. His godparents were {Source}:
    1. Princess Irene of The Netherlands (maternal aunt)
    2. Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria-Este
    3. Dr. F. Philips
    4. Dr. J.W. de Pous
    5. F.A. Bierman
    6. Robert McChesney
  5. Prince Floris announced his engagement to Aimée Söhngen on 25 February 2005.
  6. They were married in a civil ceremony on 20 October 2005, and in a religious ceremony on 22 October 2005 {Source}.
  7. At the time of his wedding he was 10th in the succession, but because he did not seek the required parliament's approval for his marriage, he ceased to be in line. (As of his Aunt's 2013 abdication, he would no longer be included in the succession anyway)
  8. Together, they have three children {Source}{Source}:
    1. Magali Margriet Elenoor van Vollenhoven (2007)
    2. Eliane Sophia Carolina van Vollenhoven (2009)
    3. Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2013)
  9. He has worked for the National Public Prosecutor's office, ABN AMRO, Deutche Bank and KPMG Corporate Finance as a specialist policy officer.
  10. He is the godfather of Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven, who is his niece.

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