viernes, 1 de junio de 2007

The Dutch Royal Family: Prince Pieter Christiaan of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven

Prince Pieter Christiaan Michiel of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (in English: Peter Christian Michael) (b. 22 March 1972), is the third son of HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven. His godparents are his paternal grandfather, Pieter van Vollenhoven, Archduke Michael of Austria-Este, Jkhr. Mr. J. Reuchlin, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and M. Drabbe.

Prince Pieter Christiaan has three brothers: Prince Maurits, Prince Bernhard and Prince Floris.

He married Anita van Eijk in a civil ceremony on 25 August 2005 at the Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn which was followed by a religious ceremony on 27 August 2005 at the Grote of St. Jeroenskerk in Noordwijk. Since he did not seek parliamentary approval for his marriage, due to the remote chance of his succession to the throne, Pieter Christiaan lost his place is the succession to the Dutch throne when he married Anita.

On the 9th of June, 2006, Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Princess Anita announced that Princess Anita was expecting their first child. The Princess gave birth to a daughter, Emma Francisca Catharina van Vollenhoven, on November 28, 2006. The baby was born at 6:00 pm at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam and weighed 3970 grams (8 lbs, 7 ounces).[1] Like her cousins, the baby will most likely be christened in the chapel of Het Loo palace in Apeldoorn.

Pieter Christiaan resides in Amsterdam where he currently works for the ICT company Shopservices.