Prince Hendrik was born in Brunant in 1956 to Princess Angela and Albert Van Draak. He studied at Yale University in the 1980s. He married Sofia Andersen in 1986, and they had one child Juliana Van Draak. They divorced in 1993 due to various issues. In 2001 he remarried, to Rima Ghali and they have two daughters, Miranda and Nadia.