Game of Thrones!  The Dutch Crown Princess’s gay marriage will not force her to relinquish the throne

Game of Thrones! The Dutch Crown Princess’s gay marriage will not force her to relinquish the throne


Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday that Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, can marry anyone of any gender and that she should not lose her right to the throne.

Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, is the heir to King Willem-Alexander.

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday that Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, can marry anyone of any gender and that she should not lose her right to the throne.

Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, is the heir to King Willem-Alexander.

Prime Minister Rutte responded to questions raised by Parliament following the publication of a recent book “Amalia, Duty Calls”.

It argued that old laws would preclude the possibility of a same-sex couple on the throne. However, same-sex marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2001.

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“The government believes that the heir can also marry a person of the same sex,” wrote Rutte in his response to parliament.

“The Cabinet therefore does not stipulate that an heir to the throne or the king should abdicate if he wants to marry a same-sex partner.”

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Royal marriages, however, require parliamentary approval, and members of the royal house have on occasion given up their place in the line of succession, either to marry someone without permission or because it seemed unlikely that they would receive one.

(With contributions from agencies)

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