Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau and Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet
Margriet Francisca, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau and Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld, was born at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada, on 19 January 1943, the third daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The Princess has three sisters, Princess Beatrix, Princess Irene and Princess Christina. She is married to Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven. Together the couple has four sons and 11 grandchildren.
With a passion for health, humanitarian aid and culture, Princess Margriet has dedicated her work to making heard the voices of victims of disasters, diseases and armed conflicts. From 1987-2011, she served as Vice President of the Dutch Red Cross, and chaired the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent from 1995-2003.
Today, Princess Margriet is a member of the Board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and holds many honorary positions. She is Patroness of numerous organizations and foundations including KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Advisory Committee, Equestrian Federation for the Disabled, Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee, and Vision 2020 Netherlands.
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