Saturday, April 18, 2015

Royal Profile: Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born 18 April 1972 as the daughter of Ulrich Sekrève and his wife Jolanda de Haan{Source}.

She was educated in The Netherlands.  She obtained her vwo diploma in 1991 {Source}. She studied from 1991-1996 at Groningen University, where she obtained a MSc degree in psychology {Source}. It was at university that she met her future husband, Prince Bernhard {Source}.

The couple announced their engagement on 11 March 2000. They married on 6/8 July 2000 {Source}. Together, they have three children {Source}:
  • Miss Isabella Lily Juliana van Vollenhoven (2002)
  • Master Samuel Bernhard Louis van Vollenhoven (2004)
  • Master Benjamin Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2008)

She and her family reside in Amsterdam and lead low profile lives, with attendance only at major royal family events including King's Day.Since 2002, Princess Annette worked as a counsellor at the AGO Foundation from 2002-2011 {Source}. She is a member of the Committee of Recommendation of the Foundation Art as Well / A lot of the Foundation Art and the 'Experience' {Source}. Princess Annette is also a member of the Advisory Board of Papageno Foundation {Source}. 

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