Amsterdam: Within the nation that first legalised homosexual marriage, the Dutch crown princess has the appropriate to marry an individual of any gender with out giving up her proper to the throne, the prime minister stated on Tuesday (October 12, 2021).
Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, has not made any feedback on the matter, and little is understood of her private life. The query arose after lately revealed books argued that the nation`s guidelines exclude the opportunity of a same-sex royal couple.
However Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated instances have modified since certainly one of his predecessors final addressed the problem within the 12 months 2000.
“The federal government believes that the inheritor can even marry an individual of the identical intercourse,” Rutte wrote in a letter to parliament.
“The cupboard subsequently doesn’t see that an inheritor to the throne or the King ought to abdicate if he/she want to marry a companion of the identical intercourse.”
Homosexual marriage was legalized within the Netherlands in 2001.
Rutte stated that one subject stays unresolved: how a homosexual marriage would have an effect on later succession of the royal couple`s kids. And it doesn`t make sense to attempt to determine that now, he stated.
“It`s simply very depending on the details and circumstances of the precise case, as you possibly can see by wanting again at how household regulation can change over time,” he wrote.
Not like common marriages, royal marriages want the approval of parliament. Members of the Dutch royal home have once in a while given up their place within the line of succession to marry somebody with out permission.