Anita 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.
Princess Anita attended the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore, subsequently obtaining her International Baccalaureate at the Rijnlands Lyceum in Oegstgeest. She graduated in communication science from the University of Amsterdam in 1996.
Marriage and family
Anita van Eijk married Prince Pieter-Christiaan in Apeldoorn on 25 August 2005. The marriage was blessed on 27 August 2005 in the Grote of St Jeroenskerk, Noordwijk. The couple have two children. Their daughter Emma (Emma Francisca Catharina) was born on 28 November 2006, and their son Pieter (Pieter Anton Maurits Erik) on 19 November 2008. The family lives in Noordwijk.
Princess Anita is self-employed. She previously worked for Bloomberg in Amsterdam and London, in the sales/marketing and TV production departments. The Princess also occupied various positions in marketing and management.