Amsterdam: Within the nation that first legalised homosexual marriage, the Dutch crown princess has the best to marry an individual of any gender with out giving up her proper to the throne, the prime minister mentioned 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 just lately printed books argued that the nation`s guidelines exclude the potential of a same-sex royal couple.
However Prime Minister Mark Rutte mentioned instances have modified since one in all his predecessors final addressed the difficulty within the yr 2000.
“The federal government believes that the inheritor may also marry an individual of the identical intercourse,” Rutte wrote in a letter to parliament.
“The cupboard due to this fact doesn’t see that an inheritor to the throne or the King ought to abdicate if he/she wish to marry a companion of the identical intercourse.”
Homosexual marriage was legalized within the Netherlands in 2001.
Rutte mentioned that one problem 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 resolve that now, he mentioned.
“It`s simply very depending on the information and circumstances of the particular case, as you’ll be able to see by wanting again at how household legislation can change over time,” he wrote.
In contrast to common marriages, royal marriages want the approval of parliament. Members of the Dutch royal home have every now and then given up their place within the line of succession to marry somebody with out permission.