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Dutch crown prince hints at informal monarchy


April 17. 2013 4:34PM
Associated Press



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(AP) Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander has set the tone for what could be a relatively laid-back monarchy, saying in his last major interview before he becomes king that his subjects don't have to address him as your majesty.


The prince's comments in a pre-recorded interview aired Wednesday night are an indication that he could be an informal monarch more in the style of his grandmother, Queen Juliana known for her folksy style and riding her bicycle in public than his more formal mother, Queen Beatrix.


The 45-year-old prince and his Argentine-born wife, Princess Maxima, will become king and queen when Beatrix, abdicates April 30 after 33 years on the throne.


Willem-Alexander says he is "not a protocol fetishist. People can address me however they want."


Associated Press


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