Originally posted by royal_sophietje+Jun 8th, 2004 - 9:56 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (royal_sophietje @ Jun 8th, 2004 - 9:56 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 12th, 2004 - 12:30 am
@May 11th, 2004 - 3:22 pm
More pictures of Floris (with girlfriend): Pictures
More pictures of Pieter-Christiaan (with girlfriend): Pictures
Btw. Both princes have a long relationship with these ladies. But I have no idea how long exactly. But I would not be suprised if one prince or both will wed next year.* :flower:
Thanks for the links and the information, The Watcher.
If either Pieter-Christiann or Floris were to wed, how grand might the wedding be? On par with the weddings their brothers Maurits and Bernhard Jr. had (factoring in that they each ask for government consent), or will it be a relatively low-key, private affair with or without government consent?
Just looking at the links to Peter Smulders provided, Floris' girlfriend is quite pretty. She reminds me a bit of his sister-in-law Annette with her eyes and smile.
It will be a private wedding, and they do not need permission of the government. They even don't have to ask!! As they are no more in the line of the throne anymore, it isn't needed [/b][/quote]
If they intend to keep their rights of sucession they do indeed to seek premission. A failure to seek (and gain) premission would also affect their titles.
Their rights were not affected by the birth of Princess Amalia. They retain their rights and titles so long as they are within 2 degrees of kinship to the monarch. The monarch is Beatrix and they are within the required 2 degrees to hold their titles and succession rights. Until they fall further than three degrees they remain unaffected by new births. It is only death/s of the monarch and ascension of the heir that will affect their position.
The law was changed from 3 degrees to 2 in 2002.
They will retain their succession rights, titles and position in the Royal House until The Prince of Orange becomes King. An exception was made for Princess Margariet to remain Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau due to her long service (she is Princess of Lippe-Bisterfeld anyway).
If they had lost their succession rights they would not be Princes any longer unless another arrangement was made for them (as was done for Prince Friso).
They are still in line to the throne, they still have titles, and are still members of the Royal House they still need parlamentary concent if they intend to retain these.
Prince Friso, Princess Mable, Princess Irene, Princess Chrisina their offspring and children-in-law are also members of the royal family but not members of the royal House.
So, The weddings of Prince Floris and Prince Pieter-Christian will be sufficently grand (and public) like the weddings of Prince Bernhard and Prince Martius and I suspect as much even if they were not so seek consent they would be grand as Prince Friso had a grand wedding anyway.
The current succession is:
The Prince of Orange
Prince Bernhard jr.