Regency Plans Revealed in the Netherlands

  September 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm by

The Government Information Service in the Netherlands has today revealed their plans should King Willem-Alexander pass away before his heir, daughter Catharina-Amalia, reaches the age of 18.

In such an event, Queen Máxima would become the regent for the Princess of Orange until she turns 18 in December 2021. The Queen would have parental authority over her three children – Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. She would also be advised by a council of five individuals.

The council will be made up of the vice chairman of the Council of State, the chairman of the Court of Audits, the president of the Supreme Court and two family-appointed individuals.

Should Queen Máxima also unexpectedly pass, or otherwise be unable to serve as regent, then Prince Constantijn, the youngest brother of King Willem-Alexander, will become regent for his niece.

The proposal has been sent to parliament for approval, which it is expected to receive.

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