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Re: Cognatic primogeniture
User logged in as Johan
Yes a very unfortunate gaffe on behalf of the than still prince of Orange.
More importantly Willem-Alexander is Juliana's grandson not her eldest child, that was WA's mother Beatrix who succeeded her mother in 1980 and abdicated in favour of her oldest child in 2013.
and Queen Juliana, in turn, was her only surviving child. She, in turn, was succeeded by her eldest child, the present King Willem IV Alexander, who will eventually be succeeded by his own firstborn.
He prefers to be called Willem-Alexander, without the IV
I remember he once compared the numbering to a cow he met at a cattle exhibition .
Nice move in regard to his collegues
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