Succession to the Dutch throne

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King Willem-Alexander is the current monarch

The line of succession to the Dutch throne is the list of people who may become King or Queen of the Netherlands.[1]

History[change | change source]

Since 1983, Dutch law identifies the eldest child of a Dutch monarch as the royal heir. The first-born child follows his or her parent on the throne.[2] This is known as full or equal primogeniture.

Line of succession[change | change source]

Family tree[change | change source]

Family tree of the current line of succession.
  People in the line of succession, with their number.
  People once in, but now removed from the line of succession.
  People who were never in the line of succession or are deceased.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dutch Royal House Archived 2010-03-26 at the Wayback Machine (Koninlijhiuis), Succession to the throne Archived 2011-11-22 at the Wayback Machine; rtrieved 2011-12-19.
  2. CBC/Radio-Canada, "Royal Succession," April 22, 2011; retrieved 2011-12-19.