Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

Prince Maurits
Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
Spouse Princess Mariléne
Issue
Anna van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven
Lucas van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven
Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven
Full name
Maurits Willem Pieter Hendrik
Father Pieter van Vollenhoven
Mother Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
Born 17 April 1968 (1968-04-17) (age 43)
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Prince Maurits Willem Pieter Hendrik of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (born Utrecht, 17 April 1968) is the eldest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven. His godparents are Princess Christina of the Netherlands, Prince Alois-Konstantin of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Jhr. G. Krayenhof, and The Dutch Merchant Fleet.[1] He is a member of the Dutch Royal House and currently tenth in the line of succession to the Dutch throne.[2]

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Life and career

He has three brothers: Prince Bernhard, Prince Pieter-Christiaan, Prince Floris.[3]

In 1987 Prince Maurits performed military service with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and the Royal Netherlands Navy. He graduated at University of Groningen in 1995, where he obtained a MSc degree in Economics.

After his study he worked for the Schiphol Airport Authority, where he occupied several positions, including Senior Manager of Passenger Services.[4]

From September 2001 to May 2006, the prince worked for Philips DAP BV (Domestic Appliances and Personal Care) in Amersfoort, where he was in charge of part of the Philishave portfolio.

In May 2006, Prins Maurits started his own business. His company, The Source, focuses on innovative concepts for products, services and systems for both business and government.

Marriage and family

In 1989, he met Marilène (Marie-Helène) van den Broek b. 4 February 1970), the youngest daughter of Hans van den Broek and Josee van den Broek-van Schendel. Their civil marriage ceremony was in Apeldoorn on 29 May 1998, followed by a religious ceremony on 30 May. Princess Marilène has given birth to three children:

  • Anastasia (Anna) Margriet Joséphine van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven, born in Amsterdam on 15 April 2001.
  • Lucas Maurits Pieter Henri van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven, born in Amsterdam on 26 October 2002.
  • Felicia Juliana Bénedicte Barbara van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven, born in Amsterdam on 31 May 2005.[5]

By Royal Decree of 26 May 1998, the children of Prince Maurits and Princess Marilène bear the surname "van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven".

Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Pieter van Vollenhoven
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Willem Jan van Vollenhoven
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Cornelia Rijshouwer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Pieter van Vollenhoven
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Victor Ulysses Buck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Auguste Philippine Buck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Caroline Dorothea Zickwolff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Pieter van Vollenhoven
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Hendrik Jan de Lange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Antonius Matthias de Lange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Jacoba Gijsberta Hirschig
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Jacoba Gijsbertha Stuyling de Lange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Hendrik Jacob Kann
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Amalia Anna Jacoba Kann
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Anna Willemina van Doorn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Ernest II, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Countess Caroline von Wartensleben
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Baron Aschwin of Sierstorpff-Cramm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Armgard of Sierstorpff-Cramm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Baroness Hedwig of Sierstorpff-Driburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Juliana of the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. William III of the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven
Born: 17 April 1968
Dutch royalty
Preceded by
Princess Margriet
Line of succession to the Dutch Throne
10th position
Succeeded by
Prince Berhnard

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