Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Royal Profile: Prince Floris van Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

Prince Floris van Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born 10 April 1975 as the fourth and youngest of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven {Source}. He has three older brothers, three sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews{Source}:

  1. Prince Maurits of Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1968)
    1. Princess Marilène of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1970)
      1. Anastasia (Anna) Margriet Joséphine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven(2001)
      2. Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2002)
      3. Felicia Juliana Bénedicte Barbara van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (2005)
  2. Prince Berhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1969)
    1. Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
      1. Isabella Lily Juliana van Vollenhoven (2002)
      2. Samuel Bernhard Louis van Vollenhoven (2004)
      3. Benjamin Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2008)
  3. Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (1972)
    1. Princess Anita of Oranje-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (m. 2005)
    2. Emma Fracisca Catharina van Vollenhoven (2006)
    3. Pieter Anton Marits Erik van Bollenhoven (2008)

His godparents were {Source}:
  • Princess Irene of The Netherlands (maternal aunt)
  • Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria-Este
  • Dr. F. Philips
  • Dr. J.W. de Pous
  • F.A. Bierman
  • Robert McChesney

Prince Floris announced his engagement to Aimée Söhngen on 25 February 2005.
They were married in a civil ceremony on 20 October 2005, and in a religious ceremony on 22 October 2005 {Source}. 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)
Together, they have three children {Source}{Source}:

  • Magali Margriet Elenoor van Vollenhoven (2007)
  • Eliane Sophia Carolina van Vollenhoven (2009)
  • Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven (2013)

He has worked for the National Public Prosecutor's office, ABN AMRO, Deutche Bank and KPMG Corporate Finance as a specialist policy officer.

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