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The Netherlands

Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau graduates from high school

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Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau, the eldest child of Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, has graduated from high school.

The 17-year-old passed her final exams at her school, Maerlant Lyceum in The Hague, and she shared the information on her public Instagram account story to her 9,000 followers.

Eloise is the eldest grandchild of Princess Beatrix, the Netherlands’ former queen, and the niece to reigning King Willem-Alexander. She is fifth in the line of succession to the Dutch throne behind her father and three cousins, Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.

She will celebrate her 18th birthday on 8 June.

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The Countess and her siblings remain largely out of the public eye. They are seen on some royal occasions, like the annual winter photo call in Lech, Austria, alongside other members of the Dutch Royal Family.

Countess Eloise Beatrix Sophie Laurence was born on 8 June 2002 in HMC Bronovo in The Hague. She has a younger brother, Count Claus-Casimir (b. 2004) and Countess Leonore (b. 2006).

She was a member of the Royal House of the Netherlands until her grandmother’s abdication in favour of her uncle. At that time, she and her siblings ceased being members of the Royal House, but they remain members of the Royal Family.

Eloise was christened into the Church of the Netherlands on 15 December 2002 at the Royal Chapel of Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn. Her paternal uncle, Prince Friso; paternal cousin, Princess Carolina, Marchioness of Sala; Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Sophie van de Wow were chosen as godparents.

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