Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Royal Profile: Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven

Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven was born 1 July 2013 as the youngest child and first son of Prince Floris Frederik Martijn of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven & Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Söhngen {Source}.

He has two older sisters {Source}:
  1. Magali Margriet Eleonoor van Vollenhoven(2007)
  2. Eliane Sophia Caroline van Vollenhoven(2009)
He was named:
  1. Willem: for his father's first cousin, King Willem-Alexander.
  2. Jan: one of the most common names in The Netherlands for boys, meaning John
  3. Johannes: is the Latin form of the personal name that usually appears as "John" in English language contexts.
  4. Pieter:  for his grandfather and uncle/godfather
  5. Floris: for his father and godfather

He was baptized on 9 November 2014. His godparents are{Source}:
  1. Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (paternal uncle)
  2. Prince Alexander von Isenburg (youngest brother of Princess Sophie of Prussia)
  3. Floris Leeuwens 
  4. Cooske Alberda van Ekenstein-Ten Cate
His baptism was so far after his birth due to his uncle Prince Berhard's illness.

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