Holland, gay marriage also possible for the royal family. Prime Minister Rutte confirms the position valid for every heir to the throne regardless of gender
The Dutch daily De Telegraaf reported the statements of the prime minister questioned by parliamentarians about possible problems related to the succession to the throne. “Nothing will prevent Crown Princess Amalia from marrying a woman if she so chooses,” he said Mark Rutte.
The Vvd party wanted to know from the prime minister if the Dutch heir, 17-year-old Princess Amalia, he would have had to renounce the throne in case he intends to marry a partner of the same sex. “It is not a problem for the government”, underlined Rutte, reporting that the issue does not concern Amalia in particular and that the position of the government applies to every heir to the throne, both male and female. The Netherlands was the first to introduce legal gay marriage in 2001.