Koning Wilhelm-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand van Oranje

Koning Wilhelm-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand van Oranje

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  • Name Wilhelm-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand van Oranje 
    Prefix Koning 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 27 Apr 1967  Utrecht, Ut, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I5456  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2014 

    Father Prins Claus Georg Wilhelm Otto Friedrich Gerhard von Amsberg,   b. 6 Sep 1926, Dötzingen bei Hitzacker a.d. Elbe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 2002, Academisch Ziekenhuis, Amsterdam Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Koningin Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard van Oranje, van Nederland,   b. 31 Jan 1938, Slot Soestdijk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Mar 1966  Amsterdam, NH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F2335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2004 
    Family ID F188250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2004 
    Family ID F147396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Living 
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2004 
    Family ID F147398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Living 
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2004 
    Family ID F21545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti,   b. 17 May 1971, Buenos Aires, Argentinie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Feb 2002  Amsterdam, NH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Prinses Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria van Oranje,   b. 7 Dec 2003, Bronova ziekenhuis, Den Haag Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Prinses Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien van Oranje,   b. 26 Jun 2005, Bronova ziekenhuis, Den Haag Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Prinses Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines van Oranje,   b. 10 Apr 2007, 's-Gravenhage, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Koninklijk gezin
    Koninklijk gezin
    Wassenaar, 19 juli 2013: Koning Willem-Alexander, Koningin Máxima en hun kinderen Prinses Alexia, Amalia, Prinses van Oranje en Prinses Ariane op landgoed De Horsten
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2004 
    Family ID F70750  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1967 - Utrecht, Ut, NL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Feb 2002 - Amsterdam, NH, NL Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wilhelm-Alexander van Oranje
    Wilhelm-Alexander van Oranje

  • Notes 
    • Reserve-Officer of the Navy 1985; Sub-Lieutenant of the Navy, January 1st, 1990; Reserve-Captain of the Infantry 1993; Lieutenant of the Navy, Major of the Infantry and Major of the Air Force 1995; Lieutenant-Captain of the Navy, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Infantry and Wing-Commander, May 1st, 1997

      He spent his early childhood at Drakensteyn Castle in Lage Vuursche. He went to the Montessori Kindergarten in Baarn (1972-73), the Nieuwe Baarnse School (1973-79) and the Baarns Lyceum (1979-81). In 1981 the family moved to The Hague, where he went to the Eerste Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum (1981-83). Then he attended the Atlantic College in Llantwit Major, Wales (1983-85). He joined the Royal Marine before he started to study history at the University of Leiden (1987-93).
      Prince Willem-Alexander completed his military service before enrolling as a history student in the Arts Faculty of Leiden University in 1987. During his student years, he lived in a house on the city's Rapenburg. His studies included the following subjects: general and Dutch history, economic history, political science and constitutional law, EC law, international law, human rights and economics. The Prince concluded his studies with a dissertation on the Dutch response to France's decision under President de Gaulle to leave NATO's integrated command structure. On 2 July 1993, the Prince was awarded a degree in history.
      Military career
      The Prince of Orange performed his military service in the Royal Netherlands Navy from August 1985 to January 1987. After several months' training at the Royal Naval Institute in Den Helder, the Prince served on board the frigates HMS Tromp and HMS Abraham Crijnssen. In 1988, he received refresher training, serving as a duty officer on board the frigate HMS Van Kinsbergen.
      After graduating in 1993, the Prince gained his Military Pilot's Licence with 334 Transport Squadron of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The licence was presented to him by his grandfather, Prince Bernhard.
      In 1994, the Prince spent several months at the Netherlands Defence College, studying aspects of the work of the Royal Netherlands Army and Air Force. He also paid a number of working visits to the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and the Royal Military Constabulary. In 1995 and 1996, Prince Willem-Alexander visited the troops stationed in Bosnia, the Dutch-Germany Army Corps, and NATO manoeuvres in Norway.
      In 1995, the Prince of Orange was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve, Major in the Royal Netherlands Army, attached to the Grenadiers and Rifles Guards Regiment, and Squadron Leader in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Since 1997, he has held the rank of Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve, Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Army Reserve, infantry division, and Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force Reserve. The Prince is also Aide-de-Camp Extraordinary to Her Majesty the Queen
      Willem-Alexander is spontaneous, impatient, social and obstinate. He likes skiing, diving, horse-riding, speed skating (he skated the famous 200 km long 11-cities race in 1986), sailing, flying (he worked for the Flying Doctors in Africa for a few weeks in 1990), reading, drawing, going out and drinking a beer, music and smoking. He ran the New York marathon in 1992. Since the beginning of 1998 he is a member of the International Olympic Committee. He lives on his own in The Hague in a house next to the working palace of his mother.
    • Huis van Oranje


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