Princess Catherine Amalia can have a gay marriage without losing her right to the throne

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In the country that first legalized marriages homosexuals in 2001, Dutch princess Catherine Amalia has the right to marry a man of the same sex without losing her right to the throne, her prime minister has said. Ολλανδίας, Mark Rutte, according to Reuters.

Princess Catherine Amalia of the Netherlands is the successor to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the countries of the Netherlands, Curacao, Aruba, and St. Martin. He is the eldest child of King William Alexander and Queen Maxima. Her father ascended the throne on April 30, 2013, following the resignation of Queen Beatrice.

The personal life of the princess is not known. In the summer she chose to relinquish her right to the 1.6m-euro annual allowance for personal expenses.

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands answered in a written statement to the parliament, the questions that arose from the release of the book “Amalia, duty calls you”. This book argues that the old laws seem to exclude the possibility of a same-sex couple ascending the throne. “The government believes that the heir to the throne can also marry a person of the same sex,” the prime minister wrote. “Therefore, the cabinet sees no reason why one heir to the throne or the King should resign if he wanted to marry a person of the same sex.”

Unlike normal marriages, the royal weddings need Parliament’s approval. Members of the Dutch royal family have from time to time left their place in the succession to marry someone without permission.

Rutte wrote that only one question remains unresolved: how a gay marriage will affect the subsequent succession to the throne. But, as he says, it does not make sense to try to decide now.

“It just depends a lot on the facts and circumstances of this case, as you can see by looking back at how family law can change over time,” he said.

However, according to a 2012 study by the University of Ghent, the royal family is the most expensive monarchy in all of Europe.

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