Royal family

The royal family consists of the members of the Royal House, plus: Prince Friso, Princess Mabel, Prince Maurits, Princess Marilène, Prince Bernhard, Princess Annette, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Princess Anita, Prince Floris, Princess Aimée and their children, and Princess Irene and Princess Christina, their children, daughters- and sons-in-law, and grandchildren. When Prince Willem-Alexander became King, Prince Maurits and Prince Bernhard and their wives ceased to be members of the Royal House. The three children of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentine also ceased to be members of the Royal House, but retain their right of succession. Certain events involving members of the royal family not only have personal significance for them, but also play a role in the continuation of the monarchy. These events, including births, christenings, birthdays, engagements, marriages and deaths, are often announced through official channels.

  • Prince Bernhard

    Foto van Prins Bernhard, februari 2008 © RVD/Royal Images, foto: Frank van BeekBernhard Lucas Emmanuel, Prince of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, was born on 25 December 1969 in Nijmegen. Prince Bernhard has three brothers: Prince Maurits, born in 1968, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, born in 1972, and Prince Floris, born in 1975.
  • Princess Annette

    Prinses Annette, februari 2008 copyright RVD/Royal Images, foto: Frank van BeekAnnette Sekrève was born in The Hague on 18 April 1972, the eldest daughter of Ulrich Sekrève and Jolanda de Haan.
  • Prince Pieter-Christiaan

    Prins Pieter-Christiaan, 2008 © RVD, foto: Frank van BeekPieter-Christiaan Michiel, Prince of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, was born in Nijmegen on 22 March 1972. The Prince has three brothers: Prince Maurits, born in 1968, Prince Bernhard, born in 1969, and Prince Floris, born in 1975.
  • Princess Anita

    Prinses Anita, 2008 © RVD, foto: Frank van BeekAnita Theodora van Eijk was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, on 27 October 1969, the second daughter of Mr L.A. van Eijk and Mrs J.C.M. van Eijk-Steens.
  • Prince Floris

    Prins Floris, 2008 © RVD, foto: Frank van BeekFloris Frederik Martijn, Prince of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, was born in Nijmegen on 10 April 1975. Prince Floris has three brothers: Prince Maurits, born in 1968, Prince Bernhard, born in 1969, and Prince Pieter-Christiaan, born in 1972.
  • Princess Aimée

    Prinses Aimée, 2008 © RVD, foto: Frank van BeekAimée Leonie Allegonde Marie Söhngen was born in Amsterdam on 18 October 1977, the daughter of Mr Hans Söhngen and Mrs Eleonoor Söhngen-Stammeijer.