Genealogy of the Royal Family of the Netherlands1, 2

House Orange-Nassau


HM King Willem I of the NetherlandsHM King Willem I Frederik of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, etc., etc., etc.
(Born as: HSH Hereditary Prince Willem Frederik of Orange and Nassau)
Since 1802: HSH Fürst Willem Frederik of Fulda, Hereditary Prince of Orange and Nassau
Since April 9th, 1806: HH Prince Willem Frederik of Orange and Fürst of Nassau, Count of Katzenelnbogen, Vianden, Diez, Spiegelberg, Buren, Leerdam and Culemborg
Since December 2nd, 1813: HRH Sovereign Prince Willem I Frederik of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc.
Since his abdication: HM King Willem Frederik Count of Nassau
* Paleis Huis ten Bosch near The Hague, August 24th, 1772
† Palace at 36 Unter den Linden (aka "Niederländisches Palais"), Berlin, December 12th, 1843
Hereditary Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg, August 24th, 1772. Governor of Breda, 1790 (deprived of his commission when he went into exile following the French invasion of the Netherlands, January 18th, 1795). Fürst of Fulda, 1802. Fürst of Nassau-Dillenburg, Count of Spiegelberg, April 9th, 1806 (deposed as Fürst of Fulda and Nassau-Dillenburg at the creation of the Confederation of the Rhine and the Grandduchy of Berg in 1806). Regained Nassau-Dillenburg partly on November 26th, 1813 and completely on July 14th, 1814. Exchanged Nassau-Dillenburg for Luxembourg, June 9th, 1815. Sold Spiegelberg to the King of Hanover in 1819. Sovereign Prince of the Netherlands (proclaimed: Amsterdam, December 2nd, 1813; inaugurated: Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, March 30th, 1814). Governor-General of the Southern Netherlands, August 1st, 1814 - March 16th, 1815. King of the Netherlands (proclaimed: March 16th, 1815; inaugurated: Brussels, September 21st, 1815). Grand Duke of Luxembourg, June 9th, 1815. Abdicated as King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg: Paleis Het Loo near Apeldoorn, October 7th, 1840.
General of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1790 (deprived of his commission when he went into exile following the French invasion of the Netherlands, January 18th, 1795). General of the Army of Prussia, 1806-1807. Lieutenant-Fieldmarshal of the Army of Austria, 1809.
Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle. Knight of the Order of the Garter, August 22nd, 1814. Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 1816.

HM Queen Wilhelmine of the Netherlands née Princess of PrussiaMarried:

  1. Royal Palace, Berlin, October 1st, 1791:
    HRH Princess
    Friederike Luise Wilhelmine of Prussia ("Mimi")
    * Corner-house at the Neue Markt/Schwerdtfegerstraße, Potsdam, November 18th, 1774
    † Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague, October 12th, 1837
  2. Countess Henriëtte of Nassau née Comtesse d'Oultremont de WégimontPalace of Prince Albrecht of Prussia, 102 Wilhelmsstraße, Berlin, February 17th, 1841:
    Henrica ("Henriëtte") Adriana Ludovica Flora Gravin d'Oultremont de Wégimont
    (Since her marriage styled as: Countess of Nassau)
    * Maastricht, February 28th, 1792
    † Schloß Rahe, Laurensberg near Aix-la-Chapelle, October 26th, 1864
    Lady in waiting to HM Queen Wilhelmine of the Netherlands, 1817-1837.

Children from the first marriage:

  1. HM King Willem II Frederik George Lodewijk of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, etc., etc., etc. ("Guillot")
  2. Stillborn son
    * Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, August 18th, 1795
  3. HRH Prince Frederik of the NetherlandsHRH Prince Willem Frederik Karel of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau ("Frits")
    (Born as: HSH Prince Willem Frederik Karel of Orange-Nassau)
    * Royal Palace, Berlin, February 28th, 1797
    † Huis "De Paauw", Wassenaar, September 8th, 1881
    Member of the Council of State, 1815 (resigned his commission: 1862). Minister of War, 1826-1829.
    Colonel of the Infantry, 1813. Lieutenant-General of the Infantry and Grandmaster of the Artillery, 1814. Admiral, 1829. Fieldmarshal, 1840 (resigned his commissions: 1868). Colonel of the Infantry of Prussia. Honorary General-Colonel of the Infantry of Prussia. Colonel of the Cavalry of Russia.
    National Grandmaster of the Freemasons in the Netherlands, 1816

    HRH Princess Luise of the Netherlands née Princess of PrussiaMarried:

    Royal Palace, Berlin, May 21st, 1825:
    HRH Princess
    Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie of Prussia
    * Schloß, Königsberg (today: Kaliningrad), February 1st, 1808
    † Huis "De Paauw", Wassenaar, December 6th, 1870

    HM Queen Lovisa of Sweden and Norway née Princess Louise of the NetherlandsChildren from this marriage:

    1. HRH Princess Wilhelmina Frederica Alexandrine Anna Louise of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau
      (In Sweden styled as Queen Lovisa)
      * Palace at the Korte Voorhout, The Hague, August 5th, 1828
      † Royal Palace, Stockholm, March 30th, 1871

      HM King Carl XV of Sweden and NorwayMarried:

      Storkyrkan, Stockholm, June 19th, 1850:
      HM King
      Carl XV Ludvik Eugen of Sweden and Norway ("Kron-Kalle")
      (Born as: HRH Prince Carl Ludvik Eugen of Sweden, Duke of Skåne)
      (Since March 8th, 1844:) HRH Crown Prince Carl Ludvik Eugen of Sweden and Norway, Duke of Skåne
      * Royal Palace, Stockholm, May 3rd, 1826
      † Palace, Malmö, September 18th, 1872
      Crown Prince of Sweden and Norway, March 8th, 1844. Viceroy of Norway, February 7th, 1856. Prince-Regent of Sweden, 1857.
      King of Sweden and Norway, July 8th, 1859 (crowned: Storkyrkan, Stockholm, May 3rd, 1860 and Nidaros Domkirke, Trondheim, August 5th, 1860).

    2. HRH Prince Frederik of the NetherlandsHRH Prince Willem Frederik Nicolaas Karel of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
      * Palace at the Korte Voorhout, The Hague, July 6th, 1833
      † Palace at the Korte Voorhout, The Hague, November 1st, 1834
    3. HRH Prince Willem Frederik Nicolaas Albert of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau ("Frits")
      * Palace at the Korte Voorhout, The Hague, August 22nd, 1836
      † Palace at the Korte Voorhout, The Hague, January 23rd, 1846
    4. HRH Fürstin Marie zu Wied née Princes of the NetherlandsHRH Princess Wilhelmina Frederica Anna Elisabeth Marie of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau
      * Huis "De Paauw", Wassenaar, July 5th, 1841
      † Schloß Monrepos, Amt Heddesdorf near Neuwied, June 22nd, 1910

      HSH Fürst Wilhelm zu WiedMarried:

      (civil) Huis "De Paauw" and (religious) Dorpskerk, Wassenaar, July 18th, 1871:
      HSH Fürst
      Wilhelm Adolph Maximilian Carl zu Wied, Graf zu Isenburg
      (Born as: HSH Prince Wilhelm Adolph Maximilian Carl zu Wied)
      * Neuwied, August 22nd, 1845
      † Schloß Monrepos, Amt Heddesdorf near Neuwied, October 22nd, 1907
      5th Fürst zu Wied, March 5th, 1864. Member of the House of Lords of Prussia. Member of the Colonial Council of Prussia.
      Honorary General of the Cavalry of Prussia.
      Knight of the Order of St. John.

  4. HRH Princess Pauline of Orange-NassauHSH Princess Wilhelmina Frederica Louise Pauline Charlotte of Orange-Nassau
    * Berlin, March 1st, 1800
    † Freienwalde, December 22nd, 1806
  5. Stillborn child
    * Berlin, August 30th, 1806
  6. HRH Princess Marianne of Prussia née Princess of the NetherlandsHRH Princess Wilhelmina Frederica Louise Charlotte Marianne of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau
    (Born as: HSH Princess Wilhelmina Frederica Louise Charlotte Marianne of Orange-Nassau)
    * Palace of HH The Prince of Orange (= her father) at 36 Unter den Linden (later aka "Niederländisches Palais"), Berlin, May 9th, 1810
    † Schloß Reinhartshausen, Erbach i.d. Rheingau, May 29th, 1883

    HRH Prince Albrecht of PrussiaMarried:

    Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague, September 14th, 1830:
    HRH Prince
    Friedrich Heinrich Albrecht of Prussia ("Abbat")
    * Schloß, Königsberg (today: Kaliningrad), October 4th, 1809
    † Palace at 102 Wilhelmsstraße, Berlin, October 14th, 1872
    Second Lieutenant, October 4th, 1819. First Lieutenant, March 31st, 1827. Captain, October 4th, 1828. Chief of the Imperial Russian Regiment Kurassiers # 7, June 9th, 1829. Colonel of the 1st Dragoon Regiment Insterburg, March 30th, 1831. Major-General and Commander of the 6th Cavalry Brigade, March 3rd, 1833 and Commander of the 2nd Guards Cavalry Brigade, May 30th, 1835. Lieutenant-General, April 7th, 1840. Commander of the 5th Division at Frankfurt an der Oder, September 8th, 1840 - October 2nd, 1844. General of the Cavalry, March 23rd, 1852. Inspector of the 2nd Army, March 17th, 1863. Honorary Commander of the Cavalry Regiment # 60, December 7th, 1864. Honorary Commander of the 1st Guards Regiment, October 4th, 1869. General-Colonel and Commander of the 4th Cavalry Division, July 18th, 1870. General-Fieldmarshal, June 16th, 1871. Imperial Russian General-Fieldmarshal, September 8th, 1872.
    Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle, October 4th, 1819. Grand Cross of Albrecht the Bear of Anhalt, October 2nd, 1835. Chain of the Order of the Black Eagle, September 28th, 1841. Service Cross, October 17th, 1844. Swords of the Order of the Red Eagle, December 24th, 1862. Order Pour le mérite, July 31st, 1866. Iron Cross 1st Class, October 19th, 1870. Oakleafs of the Order Pour le mérite, December 31st, 1870.
    (Divorced: Berlin, March 28th and The Hague, August 31st, 1849)

    Illegitimate child:

    1. Johannes Willem van Reinhartshausen
      * Cefalu, Sicily, October 30th, 1849
      † Schloß Reinhartshausen, Erbach i.d. Rheingau, December 25th, 1861
      (Granted the surname "van Reinhartshausen" by HH Duke Adolph of Nassau in 1855)
      (Father: Johannes van Rossum, * The Hague, August 21st, 1808, † Schloß Reinhartshausen, Erbach i.d. Rheingau, April 10th, 1872)

HM King Willem II of the NetherlandsHM King Willem II Frederik George Lodewijk of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, etc., etc., etc. ("Guillot")
(Born as: HSH Prince Willem Frederik George Lodewijk of Orange-Nassau)
Since April 9th, 1806: HSH Hereditary Prince Willem Frederik George Lodewijk of Orange and Nassau
Since December 2nd, 1813: HSH Hereditary Prince Willem Frederik George Lodewijk of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
Since March 16th, 1815: HRH Prince Willem Frederik George Lodewijk Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
* Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague, December 6th, 1792
† Tilburg, March 17th, 1849
Hereditary Prince of Fulda, 1802-1806. Hereditary Prince of Nassau-Dillenburg, April 9th, 1806 - May 31st, 1815. Hereditary Prince of the Netherlands, December 2nd, 1813. Minister of War, 1814-1817. Prince of Orange (= Crown Prince of the Netherlands), March 16th, 1815. Member of the Council of State, 1815. Vice-President of the Council of State, 1829. President of the Council of Ministers, 1829-1830.
King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg, October 7th, 1840 (inaugurated: Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, November 28th, 1840).
Lieutenant-Colonel of the British Army in Spain and Aide-de-Camp of Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington, 1811-1813. General of the Infantry, December 22nd, 1813. Inspector-General of the Army, 1814-1817. Commander-in-Chief of the Army, 1830-1839. Fieldmarshal, August 25th, 1831.
Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Knight of the Order of the Bath.

HM Queen Anna Pavlovna of the Netherlands née Grand Duchess of RussiaMarried:

(Orthodox) Great Chapel and (Protestant) White Hall, Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, February 21st n.s., 1816:
HIH Grand Duchess
Anna Pavlovna of Russia
* St. Petersburg, January 18th n.s., 1795
† Huis "Buitenrust", The Hague, March 1st, 1865

Children from this marriage:

  1. HM King Willem III Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, etc., etc., etc.
  2. HRH Prince Alexander of the NetherlandsHRH Prince Willem Alexander Frederik Constantijn Nicolaas Michiel of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau ("Sascha")
    * Paleis Soestdijk, August 2nd, 1818
    † Funchal, Madeira, February 20th, 1848
    Colonel of the Infantry, 1828. Lieutenant-General and Inspector of the Cavalry, 1840.
  3. HRH Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands and HRH Princess Amalia of the Netherlands née Princess of Saxe-Weimar HRH Prince Willem Frederik Hendrik of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau ("The Sailor")
    * Paleis Soestdijk, June 13th, 1820
    † Schloß Walferdange, Luxembourg, January 13th, 1879
    Stadtholder of Luxembourg, February 5th, 1850.
    Naval Cadet, 1830. Sub-Lieutenant of the Navy, 1836. Captain of the Navy, 1840. Rear-Admiral, 1847. Vice-Admiral, 1851. Lieutenant-Admiral, 1852. Admiral and Fieldmarshal (with the right to bear the marshal's baton belonging to his father HM King Willem II), January 7th, 1879. Squadron Commander of the Navy of Russia.

    Married:

    1. Grand-Ducal Palace, Weimar, May 19th, 1853:
      HH Princess Amalia Maria da Gloria Augusta of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach, Duchess of Saxony
      * 5 St. Pieter's Nieuwstraat, Ghent, May 20th, 1830
      † Schloß Walferdange, Luxembourg, May 1st, 1872
    2. HRH Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands and HRH Princess Marie of the Netherlands née Princess of PrussiaNeues Palais, Potsdam, August 24th, 1878:
      HRH Princess
      Marie Elisabeth Luise Friederike of Prussia
      * Marmor Palais, Potsdam, September 14th, 1855
      † Schloß Albrechtsberg near Dresden, June 20th, 1888
  4. HRH Prince Willem Alexander Frederik Ernst Casimir of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
    * Paleis Soestdijk, May 21st, 1822
    † Palace of HRH The Prince of Orange (= his father), Koningsplein, Brussels, October 22nd, 1822
  5. HRH Princess Wilhelmina Marie Sophie Louise of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau

HM King Willem III of the NetherlandsHM King Willem III Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, etc., etc., etc.
(Born as: HRH Prince Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau)
Since October 7th, 1840: HRH Prince Willem Alexander Paul Frederik Lodewijk Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
* Palace of HRH The Prince of Orange (= his father), Straat van de Raad van Brabant, Brussels, February 19th, 1817
† Paleis Het Loo near Apeldoorn, November 23rd, 1890
Member of the Council of State, February 19th, 1838. Prince of Orange (= Crown Prince of the Netherlands), October 7th, 1840.
King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg, March 17th, 1849 (inaugurated: Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, May 12th, 1849).
Colonel of the Infantry, 1827. Lieutenant-General of the Infantry, 1840. Colonel of the Infantry of Austria. Colonel of the Cavalry of Prussia. Colonel of the Cavalry of Russia.

HM Queen Sofia of the Netherlands née Princess von WürttembergMarried:

  1. Marmor Saal, Königliches Palais, Stuttgart, June 18th, 1839:
    HRH Princess
    Sofia Friederike Mathilde of Württemberg
    * Neues Königliches Palais, Stuttgart, June 17th, 1818
    † Paleis Huis ten Bosch near The Hague, June 3rd, 1877
    (Secret separation: The Hague, December 25th, 1855)
  2. HM Queen Emma of the Netherlands née Princess zu Waldeck und Pyrmont(civil) Appartments of Fürstin Helena and (religious) Chapel, Schloß Arolsen, Arolsen, January 7th, 1879:
    HSH Princess Adelheid Emma Wilhelmina Theresia of Waldeck and Pyrmont
    * Schloß Arolsen, Arolsen, August 2nd, 1858
    † Paleis Lange Voorhout, The Hague, March 20th, 1934
    Queen-Regent of the Netherlands, November 14th-23rd, 1890 (for her husband; inaugurated: Parliament, The Hague, November 20th, 1890) and November 23rd, 1890 - August 31st, 1898 (for her daughter; inaugurated: Parliament, The Hague, December 8th, 1890).

HRH Prince Willem of the NetherlandsChildren from the first marriage:

  1. HRH Prince Willem Nicolaas Alexander Frederik Karel Hendrik of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau ("Wiwill")
    Since March 17th, 1849: HRH Prince Willem Nicolaas Alexander Frederik Karel Hendrik Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
    * Paleis at the Plein, The Hague, September 4th, 1840
    † 19 Rue Auber, Paris, June 11th, 1879
    Prince of Orange (= Crown Prince of the Netherlands), March 17th, 1849. Member of the Council of State, September 4th, 1861.
    Lieutenant of the Cavalry, 1853. Sub-Lieutenant of the Navy. Inspector of the Cavalry and the Military Police, March 13th, 1861. General of the Infantry and Lieutenant-Admiral, February 19th, 1863 (resigned his commissions: January 20th, 1877). Colonel of the Infantry of Russia.
  2. HRH Prince Maurits and HRH Prince Willem of the Netherlands in 1846 (the eldest remaining photograph of 
        members of the Dutch Royal Family)HRH Prince Willem Frederik Maurits Alexander Hendrik Karel of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
    * Paleis at the Plein, The Hague, September 15th, 1843
    † Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague, June 4th, 1850
  3. HRH Prince Alexander of the NetherlandsHRH Prince Willem Alexander Karel Hendrik Frederik of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
    Since June 11th, 1879: HRH Prince Willem Alexander Karel Hendrik Frederik Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
    * Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague, August 25th, 1851
    † 6 Kneuterdijk, The Hague, June 21st, 1884
    Prince of Orange (= Crown Prince of the Netherlands) and Member of the Council of State, June 11th, 1879.
    Second Lieutenant of the Cavalry, 1861. Lieutenant of the Artillery and Sub-Lieutenant of the Navy, 1867. Major-General at the General Staff and Honorary Rear-Admiral, 1877. Colonel of the Cavalry of Russia.
    National Grandmaster of the Freemasons in the Netherlands, 1882.

Child from the second marriage:

  1. HM Queen Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc.

HM Queen Wilhelmina of the NetherlandsHM Queen Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc.
(Born as: HRH Princess Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau)
* Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague, August 31st, 1880
† Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn, November 28th, 1962
Heir Pressumptive to the Dutch Throne, June 21st, 1884.
Queen of the Netherlands, November 23rd, 1890 (inaugurated: Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, September 6th, 1898; abdicated: Royal Palace, Amsterdam, September 4th, 1948).

HRH Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands, Duke of MecklenburgMarried:

(civil) Paleis Noordeinde and (religious) Grote of St. Jacobs Kerk, The Hague, February 7th, 1901:
HH Duke Heinrich Wladimir Albrecht Ernst of Mecklenburg
Since January 27th, 1901: HH Duke Hendrik Wladimir Albrecht Ernst of Mecklenburg
Since February 7th, 1901: HRH Prince Hendrik Wladimir Albrecht Ernst of the Netherlands, Duke of Mecklenburg
* Schloß Schwerin, Schwerin, April 19th, 1876
† Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague, July 3rd, 1934
Granted the Dutch nationality, January 27th, 1901. created HRH Prince of the Netherlands, February 7th, 1901. Member of the Council of State, 1901. President of the Dutch Red Cross, 1908.
Honorary Major-General and Honorary Rear-Admiral, 1901. Honorary Lieutenant-General and Honorary Vice-Admiral, 1904. Honorary Lieutenant-General of Mecklenburg. Honorary Lieutenant-General of Prussia. Honorary Vice-Admiral of Germany, December 1908.

Children from this marriage:3

  1. Miscarriage
    Paleis Het Loo near Apeldoorn, November 9th, 1901
  2. Stillborn son
    * Paleis Het Loo near Apeldoorn, May 4th, 1902
  3. Miscarriage
    Paleis Het Loo near Apeldoorn, July 23rd, 1906
  4. HM Queen Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc.
  5. Miscarriage
    January 23rd, 1912
  6. Miscarriage
    Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague, October 20th, 1912

HM Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Prince of Lippe-BiesterfeldHM Queen Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc.
(Born as: HRH Princess Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg)
Since January 7th, 1937: HRH Princess Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld
* Paleis Noordeinde, The Hague, April 30th, 1909
† (pneumonia) Paleis Soestdijk, March 20th, 2004
Heir Pressumptive to the Dutch Throne, April 30th, 1909. Member of the Council of State, April 30th, 1927. President of the Dutch Red Cross, 1934-1948. Granted the title Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld, January 7th, 1937. Princess-Regent of the Netherlands, October 14th - December 1st, 1947 and May 14th - August 30th, 1948 (for her mother).
Queen of the Netherlands, September 4th, 1948 (inaugurated: Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, September 6th, 1948; abdicated: Royal Palace, Amsterdam, April 30th, 1980).

Married:

(civil) Townhall and (religious) Grote of St. Jacobs Kerk, The Hague, January 7th, 1937:
HSH Prince Bernhard Leopold Friedrich Eberhard Julius Kurt Karl Gottfried Peter of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Since November 27th, 1936: HSH Prince Bernhard Leopold Frederik Everhard Julius Coert Karel Godfried Pieter of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Since January 7th, 1937: HRH Prince Bernhard Leopold Frederik Everhard Julius Coert Karel Godfried Pieter of the Netherlands, Prince of Lippe-Biesterfeld
(Born as: Bernhard Leopold Friedrich Eberhard Julius Kurt Karl Gottfried Peter Graf von Biesterfeld)
* Jena, June 29th, 1911
† Universitair Medisch Centrum, Utrecht, December 1st, 2004
Granted the style and title HSH Prince of Lippe-Biesterfeld by HSH The Fürst of Lippe, February 24th, 1916. Granted the Dutch nationality, November 27th, 1936. Created HRH Prince of the Netherlands, January 7th, 1937. Member of the Council of State, 1937-1980.
Major-General of the Army and Rear-Admiral of the Navy, 1942. Lieutenant-General of the Army and Vice-Admiral of the Navy, 1943. Commander-in-Chief of the Interior Armed Forces, 1944-1945. Inspector-General of the Army, 1945-1970. Inspector-General of the Navy, 1946-1970. General of the Army, Lieutenant-Admiral of the Navy and General of the Air Force, 1948. Inspector-General of the Air Force, 1953-1970. Inspector-General of the Armed Forces, 1970 (had to resign his commission: 1976). Honorary Air Marshall of the British Royal Air Force. Honorary Air Commodore of the New Zealand Air Force.

Children from this marriage:4

  1. HM Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc.
  2. HRH Princess Irene of the NetherlandsHRH Princess Irene Emma Elisabeth of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld
    * Paleis Soestdijk, August 5th, 1939

    Married:5

    Chapel Borghese, Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, April 29th, 1964:
    HRH Duke
    Charles Hugues Xavier Marie Sixte Louis Robert Jean Georges Benoît Michel of Parma and Piacenza
    (Born as: HRH Prince Hugues Xavier Marie Sixte Louis Robert Jean Georges Benoît Michel of Bourbon-Parma)
    Since June 28th, 1963: HRH Prince Charles Hugues Xavier Marie Sixte Louis Robert Jean Georges Benoît Michel of Bourbon-Parma
    * Paris, April 8th, 1930
    (He was officially renamed Charles Hugues by judgement of the Court of Appeal of La Seine, France, June 28th, 1963)
    Granted the titles Prince of Asturias and Duke of San Jaime by his father, May 5th, 1957. Assumed the title Duke of Madrid, February 1964. Heir Apparent to the Headship of the Ducal Family of Parma, November 25th, 1974.
    Assumed Carlist leadership, August, 1975. Head of the Ducal Family of Parma, May 7th, 1977. Abandoned his Carlist claims in 1979. Re-asserted his Carlist claim and assumed the title Count of Montemolin, Arbonne, September 28th, 2003.
    (Divorced: Utrecht, May 26th, 1981. The divorce was registered in The Hague, May 27th, 1981)

  3. HRH Princess Margriet Francisca of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld
  4. HRH Princess Christina of the NetherlandsHRH Princess Maria Christina of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld
    * Paleis Soestdijk, February 18th, 1947
    (Until 1963 she was known as HRH Princess Marijke)

    Married:6

    (civil) Townhall, Baarn and (religious) Dom Kerk, Utrecht, June 28th, 1975:
    Jorge Guillermo
    7
    * Havanna, August 1st, 1946
    (Divorced: The Hague, March 31st, 1995. The divorce was registered in The Hague, April 25th, 1996)

    Bernardo GuillermoChildren from this marriage:

    1. Bernardo Frederico Tomas Guillermo
      * Academisch Ziekenhuis, Utrecht, June 17th, 1977
    2. Nicolás GuillermoNicolás Daniel Mauricio Guillermo
      * Academisch Ziekenhuis, Utrecht, July 6th, 1979
    3. Juliana GuillermoJuliana Edenia Antonia Guillermo
      * Academisch Ziekenhuis, Utrecht, October 8th, 1981

HM Queen Beatrix of the NetherlandsHM Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc.
(Born as: HRH Princess Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld)
* Paleis Soestdijk, January 31st, 1938
Heir Pressumptive to the Dutch Throne, September 4th, 1948. Member of the Council of State, January 31st, 1956.
Queen of the Netherlands, April 30th, 1980 (inaugurated: Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, April 30th, 1980).

HRH Prince Claus of the NetherlandsMarried:

(civil) Townhall and (religious) Westerkerk, Amsterdam, March 10th, 1966:
Claus Georg Wilhelm Otto Friedrich Gert von Amsberg
Since December 10th, 1965: Claus George Willem Otto Frederik Geert von Amsberg
Since March 10th, 1966: HRH Prince Claus George Willem Otto Frederik Geert of the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Amsberg
* Haus "Dötzingen", Hitzacker, September 6th, 1926
† Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, October 6th, 2002
Granted the Dutch nationality, December 10th, 1965. Created HRH Prince of the Netherlands, Jonkheer van Amsberg, March 10th, 1966. Member of the Council of State, 1967.
Member of the National Advice Council for Development. Member of the Board of the National Advice Council for Development. President of the Nationale Commission for the Strategy for Development 1970-1980. President of the Foundation Dutch Volunteers. Extraordinary Advisor of the Minister of Development. Inspector-General for Development, 1984. Member of the Supervisory Board of De Nederlandsche Bank NV 1984-1998. Member of the Supervisory Board of Koninklijke PTT Nederland NV, 1984-1998. President of the Export Platform Traffic and Waterworks, 1984. Honorary President of the Foundation National Contact Monuments. Honorary President of the King Willem I Foundation.

HRH Prince Willem-Alexander of the NetherlandsChildren from this marriage:8

  1. HRH Prince Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg ("Alexander")
    Since April 30th, 1980: HRH Prince Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
    * Academisch Ziekenhuis, Utrecht, April 27th, 1967
    Prince of Orange (= Crown Prince of the Netherlands), April 30th, 1980. Member of the Council of State, April 27th, 1985. Member of the Supervisory Board of De Nederlandsche Bank NV. President of the Advisory Committee Water. Member of the International Olympic Committee. Member of the Supervisory Board Museum Kröller Müller. Member of the Council of Recommendation of ECP.Netherlands. President of the Board of the Foundation Historical Collections of the House Oranje-Nassau. President of the Council of Management of the Country-Seat "De Horsten". President of the Group of Advisors Water and Sanitation of the United Nations. Honorary President of the King Willem I Foundation. Regent of the Foundation Praemium Erasmianum.
    Reserve-Officer of the Royal Navy, 1985. Sub-Lieutenant of the Royal Navy, January 1st, 1990. Reserve-Captain of the Infantry, 1993. Lieutenant of the Royal Navy, Major of the Infantry and Major of the Royal Air Force, 1995. Lieutenant-Captain of the Royal Navy, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Infantry and Wing-Commander, May 1st, 1997. Captain of the Royal Navy, Colonel of the Infantry and Colonel of the Royal Air Force, December 2001. Reserve Commodore of the Royal Air Force, Reserve Brigade-General of the Infantry and Commander of the Royal Navy, April 27th, 2005.

    HRH Princess Máxima of the Netherlands née ZorreguietaMarried:

    (civil) Goederenbeurszaal, Beurs van Berlage and (religious) Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, February 2nd, 2002:
    Máxima Zorreguieta
    * Buenos Aires, May 17th, 1971
    Granted the Dutch nationality by Royal Decree of May 17th, 2001. Created HRH Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau by Royal Decree of January 25th, 2002 which entered into force upon the solemnization of marriage.
    Member of the Council of State 2004. President of the Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair. Member of the Curatorium of the Chair Management of Diversity and Integration to the Free University in Amsterdam. Member of the Supervisory Board Foundation Palace Het Loo, National Museum. Member of the Group of Consultants of the United Nations for an Accessible Financial Sector. Member of the Council for Microfinance in the Netherlands.

    Children from this marriage:9

    1. HRH Princess Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau ("Amalia")
      * Bronovo Ziekenhuis, The Hague, December 7th, 2003
    2. HRH Princess Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau
      * Bronovo Ziekenhuis, The Hague, June 26th, 2005
    3. HRH Princess Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau
      * Bronovo Ziekenhuis, The Hague, April 10th, 2007
  2. HRH Prince Johan Friso of Orange-NassauHRH Prince Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
    Since April 24th, 2004: HRH Prince Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David of Orange-Nassau, Count of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
    * Academisch Ziekenhuis, Utrecht, September 25th, 1968
    Co-director of TNO Space, Delft, March 1st, 2004.

    Mabel Wisse SmitMarried:10

    (civil) Townhall and (religious) Oude Kerk, Delft, April 24th, 2004:
    Mabel Martine Wisse Smit
    (Born as: Mabel Martine Los)
    * Pijnacker, August 11th, 1968
    Founding director of the European Action Council for Peace in the Balkans, 1994. Co-founder of the Dutch Foundation War Child, 1995. Director EU Affairs of the Open Society Institute, 2003.
    (Her surname was changed into that of her stepfather by Royal Decree of March 1st, 1984)

    Children from this marriage:

    1. Emma Luana Ninette Sophie Gravin van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg
      * London, March 26th, 2005
    2. Joanna Zaria Nicoline Milou Gravin van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg
      * London, June 18th, 2006
  3. HRH Prince Constantijn of the NetherlandsHRH Prince Constantijn Christof Frederik Aschwin of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
    * Academisch Ziekenhuis, Utrecht, October 11th, 1969
    Advisor Europe Communication at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Head Information Policy and Economics Team at Rand Europe. President of the Foundation "The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration". Programme Associate of the Bilderberg Conference. Associate Member of the Club of The Hague for Migration and Asylum. President of the Foundation Prince Bernhard Nature Fund. Honorary President of the Prince Claus Fund.

    HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands née BrinkhorstMarried:

    (civil) Old Townhall, Javastraat, The Hague, May 17th and (religious) Grote of St. Jacobs Kerk, The Hague, May 19th, 2001:
    Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst
    * Leiden, May 25th, 1966
    President of the European Cultural Foundation. President of the Board of the Foundation Reads and Letter. European Director of Strategy of UMBC African Parks. Senior Advisor of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Vice-president of Fauna & Flora international (FFI). Honorary President of the Association of Public Libraries.

    Children from this marriage:11

    1. Eloise Sophie Beatrix Laurence Gravin van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
      * Bronovo Ziekenhuis, The Hague, June 8th, 2002
    2. Claus-Casimir Bernhard Marius Max Graaf van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
      * Bronovo Ziekenhuis, The Hague, March 21st, 2004
    3. Leonore Marie Irene Enrica Gravin van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
      * Bronovo Ziekenhuis, The Hague, June 5th, 2006

Footnotes:

  1. Sources: l'Allemagne Dynastique Tome III by Michel Huberty, Alain Giraud and F. & B. Magdelaine and Genealogie van het Vorstenhuis Nassau by A.W.E. Dek. With special thanks to Brigitte Gastel Lloyd, Koen Kokkeler, Netty Leistra and Marianne Teerink.
  2. The official titles of the kings and queens of the Netherlands are: King/Queen of the Netherlands, Prince/Princess of Orange-Nassau, Duke of Limburg (since 1839), Marquess of Veere and Flushing, Count of Katzenelnbogen, Vianden, Diez, Spiegelberg, Buren, Leerdam and Culemborg, Viscount of Antwerp, Baron of Breda, Diest, Beilstein, the city Grave and the land of Cuyk, IJsselstein, Cranendonk, Eindhoven, Liesveld, Herstal, Warneton, Arlay and Nozeroy, Hereditary and Suzerain Lord of Ameland, Lord of Borculo, Breedevoort, Lichtenvoorde, Het Loo, Geertruidenberg, Clundert, Zevenbergen, Hooge en Lage Zwaluwe, Naaldwijk, Polanen, Sint-Maartensdijk, Soest, Baarn and Ter Eem, Willemstad, Steenbergen, Montfort, Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, Niervaart, Turnhout and Besançon with the style Majesty.
    Between 1815 and 1983 the Dutch Constitution stated that the eldest son of the King would automatically bear the title Prince of Orange. Since 2002 the eldest child of the sovereign will bear the title Prince(ss) of Orange.
    Since June 16th, 1732 all members of the family bore the title Prince(ss) of Orange-Nassau with the style Serene Highness. Since March 16th, 1815 all descendants in male lineage of the sovereign bore the title Prince(ss) of the Netherlands with the style Royal Highness. The titles of the children of the queens Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix and of Princess Margriet have been established by Royal Decree (see below). Since January 1st, 1998 the titles of the children of members of the Royal House must be established by Royal Decree.
  3. By Royal Decree of February 8th, 1901 (published: December 31st, 1908) is declared that the children from this marriage would bear the style and title HRH Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands, Prince (Princess) of Orange Nassau, Duke (Duchess) of Mecklenburg.
  4. By Royal Decree of January 8th, 1937 (published: October 26th, 1937) is declared that the children from this marriage would bear the style and title HRH Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands, Prince (Princess) of Orange-Nassau, Prince (Princess) of Lippe-Biesterfeld.
  5. The marriage was conducted without the necessary permission of the Parliament. Princess Irene was therefore automatically declined of the right of succession for herself and her descendants.
  6. The marriage was conducted without the necessary permission of the Parliament. Princess Christina was therefore automatically declined of the right of succession for herself and her descendants.
  7. His surname originally was Perez y Guillermo. When he was registered in the United States following his family's departure from Cuba his surname was registered as Guillermo.
  8. By Royal Decree of February 16th, 1966 is declared that the children from this marriage would bear the style and title HRH Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands, Prince (Princess) of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer (Jonkvrouwe) van Amsberg.
  9. By Royal Decree of January 25th, 2002 is declared that the children from this marriage will bear the style and title HRH Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands, Prince (Princess) of Orange-Nassau.
  10. The marriage was conducted without the necessary permission of the Parliament. Prince Johan Friso was therefore automatically declined of the right of succession for himself and his descendants. By Royal Decree of March 19th, 2004 is declared that from the moment of his marriage Prince Johan Friso retained the personal title Prince of Orange-Nassau with the style Royal Highness and received the hereditary title count as well as the surname "van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg".
  11. By Royal Decree of May 11th, 2001 is declared that the children from this marriage will bear the title Graaf (Gravin) van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer (Jonkvrouwe) van Amsberg.

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