Prince Pieter-Christiaan and Countess Eloise join Canal Pride Amsterdam

prins pieter christiaan©RVD - Jeroen van der Meyde

Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau and Countess Eloise joined Canal Pride Amsterdam yesterday.

The event is part of Pride Amsterdam, which is an annual event held since 1996 during the first weekend of August. The highlight is the canal parade, which is a parade of boats. Prince Pieter-Christiaan joined the boat of the Royal Marechaussee. He served his military conscription with the Royal Marechaussee and is still enlisted as a Reserve Lieutenant Colonel.

He later posted on his X-account, “Lovely to be allowed to join the defence boat #canalparade @DefensieOnline @Marechaussee. With thanks to @patrickvankatwijk for the photos. Despite the rain a special day.”

Countess Eloise, the daughter of King Willem-Alexander’s brother, Prince Constantijn, was also present for the event, She joined the boat of broadcaster RTL.

Prince Pieter-Christiaan is the son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven, as such, he is a first cousin of King Willem-Alexander. He lost his place in the line of succession following his marriage without parliamentary approval in 2005. Countess Eloise is currently 5th in the line of succession.




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