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CyrilVladisla 12-02-2013 05:15 PM

King Willem-Alexander's Regnal Name
 
Is King Willem-Alexander also Willem IV? Or is Willem-Alexander the only name he uses as King?

Jacknch 12-02-2013 06:02 PM

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.

CyrilVladisla 12-02-2013 06:34 PM

Willem IV?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacknch (Post 1622655)
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.

Ish 12-02-2013 06:38 PM

The king should not be referred to as such. He's not Willem IV, he's Willem-Alexander I.

Jacknch 12-02-2013 06:45 PM

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!

Ish 12-02-2013 06:47 PM

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).

fearghas 12-03-2013 12:38 AM

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

Lindy 12-03-2013 12:54 AM

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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