Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Royal Profile: 25 Facts about Prince Maurits van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

  1. Prince Maurits Willem Pieter Hendrik van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born 17 April 1968 as the first child of Princess Margriet of The Netherlands and Prof. Pietre van Vollenhoven {Source}.
  2. He has three younger brothers{Source}:
    1. Prince Bernhard van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1969) 
    2. Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1972)
    3. Prince Floris van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1975) 
  3. Through his brothers, he has the following sisters-in-law{Source}:
    1. Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1972) 
    2. Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1969)
    3. Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1977) 
  4. Through his brothers and sisters-in-law, he has the following nieces{Source}:
    1. Miss Isabella Lily Juliana van Vollenhoven (2002)
    2. Miss Emma Francisca Catharina van Vollenhoven (2006)
    3. Miss Magali Margriet Eleonoor van Vollenhoven (2007)
    4. Miss Eliane Sophia Carolina van Vollenhoven (2009)
  5. Prince Maurits also has the following nephews{Source}:
    1. Master Samuel Bernhard Louis van Vollenhoven (2004)
    2. Master Benjamin Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2008)
    3. Master Pieter Anton Maurits Erik van Vollenhoven (2008)
    4. Master Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2013
  6. His godparents included:
    1. Princess Christina of The Netherlands (maternal aunt)
    2. Prince Alois-Konstantin of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenburg
    3. Jhr. G. Krayenhof
    4. The Dutch Merchant Fleet
  7. He was educated in the Netherlands, earning his WVWO diploma from Veluws College in 1987{Source}.
  8. After receiving his diploma, he went into the military from August 1987 to January 1989, he was a member of the Marine Corps and the Royal Navy{Source}.
  9. He would eventually earn the rant of lieutenant commander of the 2nd class oldest category of the Royal Navy Reserve{Source}.
  10. On 1 May 2013, he received two appointments{Source}:
    1. The King's Aide in Special Service
    2. Promotion to Commander of The Dutch Royal Navy.
  11. In the 1990s, he returned to university, where he study economics at the University of Groningen, obtaining his degree in 1995{Source}.
  12. Upon his graduation, he resumed his career working as a Senior Manager Passenger Services at NV Schiphol Airport{Source}.
  13. From 2001-2006, he worked as a business manager for Philips DAP BV{Source}. Since May 2006, he became an entrepreneur with a company called The Source{Source}.
  14. From November 2009 -March 2012, he served as chairman of the Formula E team an active role in the promotion of electric vehicles in the Netherlands{Source}.
  15. Over the years, Prince Maurits has served on various committees and had numerous honorary appointments, including {Source}:
    1. Evening of Science and Society(Foundation board member)
    2. The Economics and Business Faculty Association (EBF) from the University of Groningen (Member Advisory Council) 
    3. New Holland Foundation (Patron)
    4. National Association and Foundation "The Sailing Marine ' (Patron)
    5. Royal Military Fencing (Patron)
    6. Sailing Foundation (Patron)
    7. Foundation Sail Amsterdam (Patron)
    8. Friends Rijksacademie 'Cercle des Amis du prix' (Member)
    9. Recommendation Committee Ronald McDonald House (Member)
  16. On 29 May 1998, he marred Marilène van den Broek{Source}.
  17. Together, they have two daughters{Source}:
    1. Miss Anastasia Margriet Josephine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2001)
    2. Miss Felicia Juliana Benedikte Barbara van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2005)
  18. Their middle child is:
    1. Master Lucas Maurice Henri Peter van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2002)
  19. Upon the abdication of Queen Beatrix, which took place on 30 April 2013, it was confirmed that the children of Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven would no longer be eligible succeed to the throne, and that they would also cease to be members of the Royal House according to The Membership of the Royal House Act {Source}.
  20. Although he lost his succession rights to the Dutch throne, he remains distantly in succession for the British throne as 800th+ in succession.
  21. He is distantly in succession for the British throne as a greatx8 grandson of Electress Sophia Charlotte of Hanover.
  22. Through his mother, he is the nephew of:
    1. Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands (1938)
    2. Princess Irene of The Netherlands (1939)
    3. Princess Christina of The Netherlands (1947)
  23. His uncles on his mother's side are:
    1. Prince Claus of The Netherlands (died 2004)
    2. Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1930-2010, m. 1964-1981, div)
    3. Jorge Pérez y Guillermo (1946, m. 1975, div 1996)
  24. His maternal cousins and their spouses are {Source}:
    1. King Williem-Alexander of The Netherlands
      1. Queen Maxima
    2. Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands
      1. Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands
    3. Prince Friso of The Netherlands
      1. Princess Mabel of Oranje-Nassau
    4. Prince Carlo, Duke of Parma (1970)
      1. Princess Annemarie, Duchess of Parma (1977)
    5. Princess Margarita Maria Beatriz of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno (1972)
      1. Edwin Karel Willem de Roy van Zuydewijn (m 2001-2006)
      2. Tjalling Siebe ten Cate (1975, m. 2008-)
    6. Prince Jaime Bernardo of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi (1972)
      1. Princess Viktoria of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Bardi (1982, m 2013)
    7. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala (1974)
      1. Albert Alphons Ludgerus Brenninkmeijer (m. 2012)
    8. Bernardo Federico Tomás Guillermo (1977)
      1. Eva Marie Valdez Guillermo (1979, m 2009)
    9. Nicolás Daniel Mauricio Guillermo (1979)
    10. Juliana Edenia Antonia Guillermo (1981)
  25. His maternal 1st cousins 1x removed are  {Source}:
      1. Princess Catharina-Amalia van Oranje (2003)
      2. Princess Alexia of The Netherlands (2005)
      3. Princess Ariane of The Netherlands (2007)
      4. Countess Eloise of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2002)
      5. Count Claus-Casimir of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg (2004)
      6. Countess Leonore of Oranje-Nassau,, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2006)
      7. Countess Emma Luana of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2005)
      8. Countess Joanna Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg (2006)
      9. Carlos Klynstra de Bourbon-Parme (illegitimate, 1997, stepson of Annemarie)
      10. Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma (2012)
      11. Princess Cecilia of Bourbon-Parma (2013)
      12. Prince Carlos Enrique, Hereditary Prince of Bourbon-Parma (2016)
      13. Miss Julia Carolina Catharina ten Cate (2008)
      14. Miss Isabel Christina Guillermo (2009)
      15. Master Julián Jorge Guillermo (2011)
      16. Miss Paola Cecilia Laurentien ten Cate (2011)
      17. Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma (2014)
      18. Miss Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile Brenninkmeijer (2014)
      19. Master Xavier Albert Alphons Brenninkmeijer (2015)
      20. Princess Gloria Irene of Bourbon-Parma (2016)

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