Prince Hendrik was born in Koningstad, Brunant in 1956 to Princess Angela and Albert Van Draak. His mother was the only daughter of King Marten II. He studied at Yale University in the 1980s. He married politician Sofia Andersen in 1986 and they had one child, Juliana (1991). They divorced in 1993 due to various issues. In 2001 he remarried to Rima Ghali and they have two daughters, Miranda (2001) and Nadia (2006).
Hendrik is a banker working for the Central Bank of Brunant.