Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
Prince Constantijn
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (more)
Prince Constantijn (in the middle) together with his wife Princess Laurentien (on the left of the prince)
Spouse Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
Issue
Countess Eloise
Count Claus-Casimir
Countess Leonore
Full name
Constantijn Christof Frederik Aschwin
House House of Orange-Nassau
Father Claus von Amsberg
Mother Beatrix of the Netherlands
Born 11 October 1969 (1969-10-11) (age 42)
Dutch Royal Family
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Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (given names: Constantijn Christof Frederik Aschwin; born 11 October 1969 in Utrecht) is the third and youngest son of Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus of the Netherlands. His godparents are King Constantine II of Greece, Prince Aschwin zu Lippe-Biesterfeld, Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche-Streithorst, Max Kohnstamm, and Mrs. C. de Beaufort-Sickinghe. He is a member of the Dutch Royal House and currently fifth in the line of succession to the Dutch throne.[1]

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Life and education

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Prince Constantijn has two brothers: Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange and Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau. He goes by the nickname Tijn.

Prince Constantijn studied Law at Leiden University becoming a Lawyer, and then worked at the Brussels department of (Dutch) European Union commissioner of foreign relations Van den Broek. Later, he was hired by the EU, and continued to work there in various capacities until the end of 1999. In December 2000, he was awarded a Master of Business Administration at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He then spent a summer working for the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank group in Washington, D.C.. He worked until late 2002 for strategic consultants Booz Allen Hamilton in London. Since 2003 he works for the RAND Corporation Europe in Brussels. Furthermore, he has a part time position at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.

Prince Constantijn rarely attends public events in his capacity as a member of the Dutch Royal House. Prince Constantijn is a keen sportsman and enjoys football, tennis, golf and skiing. His other hobbies include drawing, cooking and reading.

Marriage and family

The engagement of Prince Constantijn and Laurentien Brinkhorst was announced on 16 December 2000. The civil marriage was conducted by the mayor of The Hague, Wim Deetman, in the Oude Raadzaal, Javastraat, The Hague, on 17 May 2001. The church wedding took place two days later on 19 May in the Grote of St Jacobskerk, with Reverend Carel ter Linden officiating.

Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien have three children:

The family currently live in Brussels.

Style, titles and names

  • His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn Christof Frederik Aschwin of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg (since his birth on 11 October 1969)

Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Gabriel von Amsberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Wilhelm von Amsberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Marie von Passow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Claus Felix von Amsberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Leopold von Vieregge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Elise von Vieregge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Baroness Agnes von Gutschmid
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Claus von Amsberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Baron Julius von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Baron Georg von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Mathilde von Salviati
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Baroness Gösta von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Baron Eberhard von dem Bussche-Ippenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Baroness Gabriele von dem Bussche-Ippenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Barbara Warinka von Chelius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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. Beatrix 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
 
 
 
 
 
 

See also

  • Dutch royal family

References

  1. ^ Current line of succession – Official website of the Dutch Royal House

External links

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
Cadet branch of the House of Amsberg
Born: 11 October 1969
Dutch royalty
Preceded by
Princess Ariane
Line of succession to the Dutch Throne
5th position
Succeeded by
Countess Eloise
British royalty
Preceded by
Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau
Line of succession to the British throne Succeeded by
Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
Line of succession to the Headship of the House of Amsberg Succeeded by
Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau



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