Born Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand on 27th April 1967 at the Utrecht University Hospital in Utrecht, Netherlands to Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands.
He was baptised on 2th September 1967 in Saint Jacob’s Church in The Hague. His godparents are His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Gösta Freiin von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen, Ferdinand von Bismarck, Jelle Zijlstra, Jonkvrouw Renée Röell, and Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Willem-Alexander became The King of the Netherlands on 30th April 2013 upon the abdication of His Mother Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands
Prince Claus of the Netherlands
Prince Johan Friso of Orange-Nassau born (Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David) on 25th September 1968 at the Utrecht University Hospital in Utrecht, Netherlands. Passed away 12th August 2013)
Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands born (Constantijn Christof Frederik Aschwin) on 11th October 1969 at the Utrecht University Hospital in Utrecht, Netherlands.
1973 – 1979; He attended a local state primary school Nieuwe Baarnse Elementary School in Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands.
1979 – 1981; He attended firstly the state secondary school the Baarns Lyceum in Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands.
1981 – 1983; He attended a second state secondary school, the Eerste Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum in The Hague to finish his secondary school education.
1983 – 1985; He attended the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, the UK, from which he received his International Baccalaureate.
1987 – 1993; He studied History at Leiden University and received his MA degree.
His engagement to Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti was announced on 30th March 2001.
The couple married on 2nd February 2002 in a civil ceremony at the Beurs van Berlage by The Mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen and a religious ceremony by The Reverend Carel ter Linden, Minister Emeritus of the Kloosterkerk, The Hague at the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam. They have three children.
Catherina-Amalia, The Princess of Orange born (Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria) on 7th December 2003 at HMC Bronovo in The Hague.
Princess Alexia of the Netherlands born (Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien) on 26th June 2005 at HMC Bronovo in The Hague.
Princess Ariane of the Netherlands born (Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Inés) on 10th April 2007 at HMC Bronovo in The Hague.
27th April 1967 – 30th April 1980: His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
30th April 1980 – 30th April 2013: His Royal Highness The Prince of Orange
30th April 2013 – present: His Majesty The King of the Netherlands
Line of Succession
Willem-Alexander, The King of the Netherlands
- Catherina-Amalia, The Princess of Orange
- Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
- Princess Ariane of the Netherlands
- Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
- Countess Eloise of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
- Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
- Countess Leonore of Oranje-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
- Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Mrs Van Vollenhoven