Princess Margriet

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Princess Margriet served as Chairwomen of the Standing Commission between December 1995 and December 2003. She has been an active part of the Movement since she joined her local branch of the Netherlands Red Cross as a volunteer in 1966. Internationally she has also been involved in the Movement having been both a member and the vice-chairman of the Study Group on the Future of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Outside the Movement, she has been President of the European Cultural Foundation, Patroness of the Foundation “SOS Children’s Villages, the Netherlands” and a Member of the Advisory Committee of the National Association for the Care of the Terminally Ill, amongst others. Princess Margriet studied at the University of Montpellier and Leiden University. She was born in Ottawa, Canada on January 19th, 1943 and is married with four sons.