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Re: On the contrary…
I wasn't talking about the whole issue of titles. I was talking about all the whining and moaning of several 'second sons' who can't seem to grasp (or cope) with the fact that once nieces or nephews are born, their position has reduced quickly within their family in relation to the throne.
The result is princes who damage their families by airing the dirty laundry. This is not something that has happened in The Netherlands. The younger brother of King Willem-Alexander would never go on record complaining on how he and his brother are 'on different paths' or how his relationship with his older brother is 'complicated'.
The titling among the Dutch royals is haphazard, inconsistent, and messy and, although their titles aren’t “of the Netherlands”, the fact that the Dutch princes of Parma were incorporated into the Dutch nobility with the style of Royal Highness in perpetuity is quite peculiar, especially when their cousins have their titles limited and then diminishing to the low-ranking or commoners.
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