Princess Angela in 1975

Princess Angela (Angela Marie Van Draak, born 3 December 1927) is a Brunanter princess and sister to former King Marten II. She was born in the Realpaleis in Koningstad to King Johan II and Maria Benedita of Braganza and was their second child and only daughter.

Early lifeEdit

Princess Angela was born in Koningstad, the second child of King Johan II and Maria Benedita of Braganza and younger sister to the future King Marten II. Angela was was baptised at St. Sebastian's Cathedral.

She was taught by tutors at the palace, with plans to send her to Sint-Genis College for secondary education. The outbreak of the German invasion of Brunant saw her family flee by ship to Egypt and on to Lovia. She continued her studies with tutors in Lovia, in Noble City and later at a country house in the state of Oceana.

First marriageEdit

On 2 March 1945 the royal family returned to Brunant. Her mother arranged a marriage with Prince Heinrich of Hesse-Kassel in 1949. Heinrich's family had been prosecuted by the Nazis and therefore was a suitable husband with no Nazi connections. They were wed in Frankfurt though it is unclear if she converted religion.

The pair had a very unhappy marriage as they were both young, and Angela did not accustom herself to Germany. She never learned the language, speaking French with Heinrich, and they lived separate lives after late 1951.

The marriage ended in divorce in June 1952, but the pair remained friends.

Second marriageEdit

The princess was then married to distant family relation Albert Van Draak in 1955. He was a member of the Libertan branch of the Van Draak family, a son of Richard Van Draak. She was able to get an annulment from the church for her first marriage prior to her second. The couple would have two children: Hendrik and Henrietta.

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, she supported King Marten and Queen Alexandra in official state duties, especially when his children were younger. From the late 1970s she began to lessen her duties.

Later lifeEdit

Her husband Albert died in October 1998. She lived in northern Scotland from 1999 to 2001. In 2006 she stopped her official duties due to her arthritis. She spends her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.