Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

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Prince Floris
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Prince Floris in 2015
Born (1975-04-10) 10 April 1975 (age 43)
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Spouse
Aimée Söhngen (m. 2005)
Issue Magali van Vollenhoven
Eliane van Vollenhoven
Willem Jan van Vollenhoven
Full name
Floris Frederik Martijn
House Orange-Nassau
Father Pieter van Vollenhoven
Mother Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Prince Floris Frederik Martijn of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (born 10 April 1975) is the fourth and youngest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven.[1]

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

Marriage and children[edit]

Princess Aimée in 2015

Prince Floris announced his engagement to Aimée Söhngen, the daughter of Hans Söhngen and Eleonoor Stammeijer, 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.[2] 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 at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam on 9 October 2007.[3] She is named for Aimée's sister, Magali Söhngen, and her mother Eleonoor, as well as Princess Margriet. Their second child, Eliane Sophia Carolina van Vollenhoven was born at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam on 5 July 2009.[4] Their third child, a son named Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris, was born at HMC Bronovo in The Hague on 1 July 2013.[5]

Working life[edit]

Floris van Oranje joined Gimv (Belgian listed PE firm) in 2014 as head of the Dutch office. Before joining Gimv, he worked at KPMG Corporate Finance where he focused on the oil and gas sector. Previously, he was sectorhead at Deutsche Bank and Relationship Banker in the Telecom, Media and Technology sector at ABN Amro Corporate Clients. In both functions he assisted several (family) businesses. Floris has a master of Dutch Law from the Leiden University, in both business and criminal law. After he graduated, he worked for the Public Prosecution for five years. [6]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prince Floris biography". Royal House of the Netherlands official website.
  2. ^ "Holland's last royal bachelor ties the knot". Hello Magazine.
  3. ^ https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actueel/nieuws/2007/10/09/dochter-voor-prins-floris-en-prinses-aimee. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Dochter voor prins Floris en prinses Aimée". Telegraaf.nl (in Dutch).
  5. ^ "Zoon voor Floris en Aimée" (in Dutch). NOS.nl.
  6. ^ http://www.gimv.com/en/team. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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