You’d almost forget, but no Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven, son of Prince Floris and Princess Aimée van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven wasn’t christened yet. The little boy was born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 1 July 2013 at 1.32pm.
The little brother of Magali and Eliane was finally christened at the chapel of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, on Sunday 9 November 2014, aged 16 months. Willem Jan could show the onlookers that he already is able to walk. His godparents were Prince Pieter-Christiaan van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven, Hereditary Prince Alexander von Isenburg, Floris Leewens and Cooske Alberda van Ekenstein-Ten Cate.
Among the guests of course King Willem-Alexander, cousin of the father of Willem Jan, his wife Queen Máxima and their three daughters, Princess Laurentien with her three children, Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme with husband and daughters, and all children, children-in-law and grandchildren of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven.
The reason for the late christening was the serious illness of Prince Bernhard, uncle of Willem Jan. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the Summer of 2013, and happily the treatment was successfull. He attended the christening with his wife and three children and looked very good. Also his hair is returning.