Saturday, July 1, 2017

Royal Profile: Willem 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}:

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

He was baptized on 9 November 2014. His godparents are{Source}:

  • Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (paternal uncle)
  • Prince Alexander von Isenburg (youngest brother of Princess Sophie of Prussia)
  • Floris Leeuwens 
  • 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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