One passport for the queen

20th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

20 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Queen of the Netherlands should only have a single nationality, said 60 percent of the Dutch in a survey of 24,000 respondents by EenVandaag. They think that if Princess Maxima were to become queen she should have to relinquish her Argentine passport.

20 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Queen of the Netherlands should only have a single nationality, said 60 percent of the Dutch in a survey of 24,000 respondents by EenVandaag. They think that if Princess Maxima were to become queen she should have to relinquish her Argentine passport.

She currently has both Dutch and Argentine nationality.

Despite the sentiments expressed in the survey, Maxima would not be able to give up her native nationality as Argentine law does not permit this.

The princess continues to be the most popular member of the royal family. A quarter of those surveyed (26 percent) said they liked her best. Queen Beatrix came in second (16 percent) and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander third (15 percent).

Three-quarters of those asked (73 percent) believe the Netherlands should remain a monarchy and most (60 percent) are confident that Willem-Alexander will be a capable king.

Despite this confidence one-third of the respondents said that the future king should only play a ceremonial role.

Willem-Alexander celebrates his 40th birthday on 27 April.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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