Willem-Alexander of Orange-Nassau

(1967– )
   Crown Prince, the eldest son of Queen Beatrix and Claus van Amsberg. Willem-Alexander studied in Llantwit Major, Wales (receiving his international baccalaureate), and at Leiden University(with a degree in history) until 1993. He was admitted to the Council of State when he became 18 years old. After his studies, he completed some mili tary courses and internships. As part of his preparation to be king, he specialized in water management. In 1998, Willem-Alexander became a member of the International Olympic Committee. In 2002, he married the Argentine Maxima Zorreguieta, a daughter of a former member of the military Videla regime who himself was not welcome at the wedding ceremony. Willem-Alexander has three daughters: Amalia (b. 2003), Alexia (b. 2005), and Ariane (b. 2007).
   See also STOEL, Max van der (1924– ).

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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