Dutch PM: gay marriage no barrier for Netherlands royal house

by Reuters
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 14:30 GMT

AMSTERDAM, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Dutch crown princess can marry whoever she wants without giving up her right to the throne, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Tuesday.

Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, is the heir apparent to King Willem-Alexander.

Rutte was responding to questions from parliament about whether Dutch law could some day prevent her ascending the throne if she were to marry a woman. Same-sex marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2001. (Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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