Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

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Floris of Orange-Nassau
Prince of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
Spouse Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Söhngen
Issue Magali van Vollenhoven
Eliane van Vollenhoven
Willem Jan van Vollenhoven
Full name
Floris Frederik Martijn
House House of Orange-Nassau
Father Pieter van Vollenhoven
Mother Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
Born (1975-04-10) 10 April 1975 (age 39)
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Royal styles of
Floris of Orange-Nassau
Coat of Arms of the children of Margriet of the Netherlands.svg
Reference style His Highness
Spoken style Your Highness
Alternative style Sir
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Prince Floris Frederik Martijn of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (born Nijmegen, 10 April 1975) is the fourth and youngest son of HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven.[1]

His godparents are HI&RH Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria-Este, HRH Princess Irene of the Netherlands, Dr. F. Philips, Dr. J.W. de Pous, F.A. Bierman, and Robert McChesney, of the Royal Canadian Legion.[2]

Prince Floris has three older brothers: Prince Maurits, Prince Bernhard, Prince Pieter-Christiaan

Marriage and children[edit]

Prince Floris announced his engagement to Aimée Söhngen on 25 February 2005. The couple were married in a civil ceremony at the Stadhuis in Naarden on 20 October 2005 and in a religious ceremony on 22 October at the Grote Kerk in Naarden.[3] Prince Floris had been 10th in the line of succession to the Dutch throne but decided not to seek parliamentary approval for his marriage, as would be required in the Netherlands. This means that Prince Floris ceased to be in line to inherit the throne when he married.

Prince Floris and Princess Aimée's first child, Magali Margriet Eleonoor van Vollenhoven, was born in Amsterdam on 9 October 2007.[4] She is named for Aimée's sister, Magali Söhngen, and her mother Eleonoor, as well as Princess Margriet. The baby girl was baptised in the chapel of Het Loo Palace on 20 April 2008. Her godparents are Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, Pieter van Voorst Vader, Magali Söhngen and Loes Korthals.

Their second child, Eliane Sophia Carolina van Vollenhoven was born in Amsterdam on 5 July 2009.[5] She was baptised in the chapel of Het Loo Palace on 28 March 2010.[6] Her godparents are Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Hans Söhngen, and Mrs. Ike de Rooij-van Haaren.[7]

Their third child, a son named Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris, was born in The Hague on 1 July 2013.[8] He was baptised on 9 November 2014. His godparents are: Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, Prince Alexander of Isenburg, Floris Leeuwens and Cooske Alberda van Ekenstein-Ten Cate.

Working life[edit]

Prince Floris currently works as a Relationship Banker in the Telecommunication, Media and Technology sector at ABN AMRO Amsterdam. Until 2007 he acted as a policy adviser to the Public Prosecution Service in the Netherlands, having graduated in 2002 from Leiden University with an LL.M. degree in Dutch corporate and criminal law.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
Born: 10 April 1973
British royalty
Preceded by
Emma van Vollenhoven
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Magali van Vollenhoven