Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg

Count Claus-Casimir
Count Claus-Casimir of Oranje-Nassau,
Jonkheer van Amsberg
Full name
Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max
Father Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
Mother Laurentien Brinkhorst
Born 21 March 2004 (2004-03-21) (age 7)
The Hague, Netherlands
Dutch Royal Family
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Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg (Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max; born 21 March 2004 at Bronovo Hospital in The Hague), is the second child of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands[1] and their only son. He is member of the Dutch Royal House and currently seventh in the line of succession to the Dutch throne.[2]

His birth was overshadowed by the death, only a day before, of his great-grandmother Princess Juliana of the Netherlands.[3] He is the only grandson of Queen Beatrix and her late husband, Prince Claus. He has two sisters: Countess Eloise, born 8 June 2002 and Countess Leonore, born 3 June 2006.

His christening took place in the chapel of Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn in October 2004.[4] Claus-Casimir's godparents are Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, Ed P. Spanjaard, and Countess Tatiana Razumovsky.

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  • His highborn Count Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg (since his birth on 21 March 2004)

By Royal Decree of 11 May 2001, nr. 227 is determined that all children of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will bear the title of Count (Countess) of Oranje-Nassau and the honorific Jonkheer (Jonkvrouwe) van Amsberg, and have the surname Van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg. The titles are hereditary in male lineage.[5] As he is her only male grandchild, Claus-Casimir is currently the only one of Queen Beatrix's grandchildren who will be able to pass this title on to his children.

When asked about their choice of name, the new parents said their little boy had been named after his grandfather Claus von Amsberg, who died in 2002, and three Friesian stadtholders who were all called Casimir. "If he develops more as a Claus, then it will be Claus, if he develops more as a Casimir, it will be Casimir," explained his father. He is called 'Clausimir' by his family and the press.

The official origins of his given names are:

Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Wilhelm von Amsberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Claus Felix von Amsberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Elise von Vieregge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Claus von Amsberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Baron George von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Baroness Gösta von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Baroness Gabriele von dem Bussche-Ippenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Armgard of Sierstorpff-Cramm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Beatrix of the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Juliana of the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Jan Hendrik Brinkhorst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Marius Jacobus Brinkhorst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Maria Jacoba Steenbeek
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Laurens Antonie Frederik Hoolboom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Françoise Hoolboom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Gertrude Hofman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Laurentien Brinkhorst
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Anne Heringa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Ewardus Heringa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Rensje Hermina Posthuma
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Jantien Heringa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. Peter Johannes Roskam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Petronella Johanna Roskam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Catharina Troste
 
 
 
 
 
 
Styles of
Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau van Amsberg
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References

  1. ^ "Claus-Casimir gedoopt in Apeldoorn" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 10 October 2004. http://www.nu.nl/algemeen/423948/claus-casimir-gedoopt-in-apeldoorn.html. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Current line of succession – Official website of the Dutch Royal House
  3. ^ "Laurentien bevalt van zoon" (in Dutch). Trouw. 22 March 2004. http://www.trouw.nl/krantenarchief/2004/03/22/2203221/Laurentien_bevalt_van_zoon.html. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Hulsman, W.G. (24 April 2008). "Koninklijk kerken" (in Dutch). Reformatorisch Dagblad. http://www.refdag.nl/artikel/1341056/Koninklijk+kerken.html. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Titles of the children of HRH Prince Constantijn – Communiqué of the Netherlands Central Office of Information (in Dutch)

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Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
Cadet branch of the House of Amsberg
Born: 21 March 2004
Dutch royalty
Preceded by
Countess Eloise
Line of succession to the Dutch Throne
7th position
Succeeded by
Countess Leonore
British royalty
Preceded by
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
Line of succession to the Headship of the House of Amsberg Succeeded by
Carlos, Duke of Parma

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