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Re: Apanage for the heiress: a world of difference between NL and Belgium!
"Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima made sure" ??
They had nothing to do with it; It is law...
The fact that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima made sure their first-born and thus Heiress to the Crown, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange was to receive over a million Euros in apanage (annually!) from the day she'll be 18 years old is in stark contrast to the official announcement by the Belgian King and Queen that their first-born and Heiress to the Throne, Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant, will be allowed to continue her studies without the hindrance of an apanage that would force her attend all sorts of official events purely for the sake of 'royal continuity'.
King Philippe & Queen Mathilde are to be applauded for being such wise parents and allow their off-spring to grow up and enjoy life as a student etc. without the obligations connected to receiving an apanage.