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Old 12-02-2013, 04:15 PM
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King Willem-Alexander's Regnal Name

Is King Willem-Alexander also Willem IV? Or is Willem-Alexander the only name he uses as King?
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:02 PM
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It was mused before the abdication and throne change that he would be known as Willem IV but he confirmed in an interview that he would remain Willem Alexander as that has always been his name.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:34 PM
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Willem IV?

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It was mused before the abdication and throne change that he would be known as Willem IV but he confirmed in an interview that he would remain Willem Alexander as that has always been his name.
Jacknch, Thank you for the information. Is the following statement true: The King should not be referred to as Willem IV.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:38 PM
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The king should not be referred to as such. He's not Willem IV, he's Willem-Alexander I.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:45 PM
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Yes, that statement is true - the king should not be referred to as Willem IV.

Ahem....and he will only become known as Willem-Alexander I if at some point in the future there exists another Dutch king who is also called Willem-Alexander....sorry to be fussy Ish!
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:47 PM
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I always though it was more... The first is always the first, they're just not necessarily referred to such until there's a second (except for in the realms where they start the count right away).
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:38 PM
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I'd read in an interview that he said that he didn't care if he was known as Willem IV or Willem Alexander, he would leave that up to the historians to work out. He said he would always refer to himself as Willem Alexander
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Dutch inauguration: Prince Willem-Alexander turns 46 on 27 April - hellomagazine.com

"Despite the serious topics covered in the interview, he even found time for a joke. Asked if he would reign as Willem IV, the royal said he would be known as King Willem-Alexander. Referring to the way cows are named, he quipped dryly: "Willem 4 stands next to Bertha 38 in the meadow".
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