Prince Constantijn was born on 11 October 1969 as the third son of Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus. He has two older brothers: King Willem-Alexander (1967) and Prince Friso (1968). The official title of Prince Constantijn is Prince of Orange-Nassau, Esquire van Amsberg.
The life of Prince Constantijn
Having finished his secondary education at the Eerste Vrijzinnig Christelijk Lyceum in The Hague, Prince Constantijn decided to take language courses for a year in France and Italy. He then went on to study law at Leiden University. He received his LL.M., majoring in civil law, in 1995 before earning an MBA degree at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) at Fontainebleau in France in 2000.
A year later, Prince Constantijn married Laurentien Brinkhorst in the Grote Kerk in The Hague. After the wedding, Prince Constantijn spent a year in London before relocating to Brussels in 2002. Here he lives with his wife and three children: daughter Eloise (8 June 2002), son Claus-Casimir (21 March 2004) and daughter Leonore (3 June 2006).
Work of Prince Constantijn
Prince Constantijn did an internship at the European Union in Brussels and has since continued to work in various positions in European political circles. Between 2001 and 2002, however, he relocated to London to work there as a consultant. Aside from his work, Prince Constantijn occupies various social and honorary positions, including Chairman of the Prince Bernhard Nature Fund, Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund and Patron of the World Press Photo foundation.