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Old 01-29-2013, 03:07 AM
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With the announcement of the impending abdication Of Queen Beatrix I began to wonder how this would affect the statistics amongst the ten reigning European Monarchs. Here are some I thought off.
*The future King of the Netherlands will be the newest reigning monarch, pushing Prince Albert of Monaco into 9thb place.
*He will also be the youngest
*The all time high of three reigning Queens will drop to 2.
*And there will now be 5 Kings
*with 8 male monarchs
*There will be 2 immediate female heirs.
*With Princess Amalie being the youngest heir
*There will be two former monarchs alive (Queen Beatrix and Grand Duke Jean)
*The Netherlands will join Luxembourg and Monaco with having just two generations, the Monarch and the heir. All the others have The Monarch, the Heir and the Hiers child. This will soon be changed with the birth in the UK of the child of the heirs heir.(4 generations)

Can you think of others?
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:34 AM
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The king of Thiland who has been regent since 1946 june 9th will have seen 4 different regents in the netherlands during his time as king

Queen Wilhelmina
Queen Juliana
Queen Beatrix
King William-Alexander
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:06 AM
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The Netherlands will have its first Roman Catholic consort!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:10 PM
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The Netherlands will have its first Roman Catholic consort!
Now that's one i hadn't thought of
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Probably the most obvious one: the Netherlands will have its first King and Queen Consort in 122 years.
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Probably the most obvious one: the Netherlands will have its first King and Queen Consort in 122 years.
That is indeed.....but I believe its 123 years!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:27 PM
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That is indeed.....but I believe its 123 years!
I think it would have been 123 years in autumn, had the Queen not abdicated earlier.
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I think it would have been 123 years in autumn, had the Queen not abdicated earlier.
So 123 years give or take a few months
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So 123 years give or take a few months
Pretty much.
Just checked: the last King died on 23 November 1890, meaning it will be less than 6 months to full 123 years. Besides, 123 sounds better than 122!
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April 30th will be the first time that a female has held the title Princess of Orange in her own right.
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The first monarch of the Netherlands with a double name and the first time the monarchy goes from mother to son in the Netherlands.
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He will be the first of the current reigning Kings and Queens who has a non royal/noble parent. The only other eeigning monarch with a non royal.noble parents in Prince Albert.
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What about Queen Elizabeth? Her mother was a commoner who only held a courtesy style of a Lady.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:22 AM
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What about Queen Elizabeth? Her mother was a commoner who only held a courtesy style of a Lady.
As a daughter of an earl she was of the aristocracy which I included.
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With the announcement of the impending abdication Of Queen Beatrix I began to wonder how this would affect the statistics amongst the ten reigning European Monarchs. Here are some I thought off.
*The future King of the Netherlands will be the newest reigning monarch, pushing Prince Albert of Monaco into 9thb place.
*He will also be the youngest
*The all time high of three reigning Queens will drop to 2.
*And there will now be 5 Kings
*with 8 male monarchs
*There will be 2 immediate female heirs.
*With Princess Amalie being the youngest heir
*There will be two former monarchs alive (Queen Beatrix and Grand Duke Jean)
*The Netherlands will join Luxembourg and Monaco with having just two generations, the Monarch and the heir. All the others have The Monarch, the Heir and the Hiers child. This will soon be changed with the birth in the UK of the child of the heirs heir.(4 generations)

Can you think of others?
The first time since 1849 the consort of the monarch is not coming from Germany.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:33 AM
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The Netherlands will have its first Roman Catholic consort!
Yes, that is right.
But Maxima will not be the first non Protestant (Hervormde) Queen of the Netherlands.
Queen Anna Palowna, the wife of King Willem II was Russian Orthodox.

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The first time since 1849 the consort of the monarch is not coming from Germany.
Reading this I just realise that Maxima is just the second consort not comming from Germany.
Anna Palowna was the first one. All six other consorts of came from Germany.
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The abdication of Queen Beatrix is the first one of its kind on the current Royal Forums!
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i think Luxemburg abdication was first
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:48 PM
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He will be the first of the current reigning Kings and Queens who has a non royal/noble parent. The only other eeigning monarch with a non royal.noble parents in Prince Albert.
Prince Claus father belonged to the untitled German nobility and his mother was a Baroness, so his parents were noble, and Claus belonged to the nobility although not titled.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:18 PM
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This is a great thread! I was thinking about the fact that Williem-Alexander will be the only monarch still with a parent alive......then realised that Grand Duke Henri still has his father alive too and then it made me think how similar the Netherlands and Luxembourg are at times!
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