Two institutions play an important part in the process of forming a government: the newly elected House of Representatives and the King. A change in the procedure in 2012 shifted the initiative, formally at least, from the King to the House of Representatives.
|Incumbent||Willem Alexander I|
|Coronation||30 April, 2013|
|Residence||Noordeinde Palace (official)
Villa Eikenhorst (private)
The title to the Throne shall be hereditary and shall vest in the legitimate descendants of King William I, Prince of Orange-Nassau
“Since the Second World War the Dutch royal family started actively positioning themselves as “open”, “modern” and “ordinary”, as being like their subjects”.
“The public budget systems of the eight West European monarchies and the two republics considered use a variety of systems for the civil lists and allocations granted to their heads of state. For this reason it is very difficult to compare the systems with one another”
“Later the Restoration monarchs, tried to reconcile popular sovereignty and monarchic authority by propagating the constitutional monarchy as the ideal juste milieu (middle way) between extremes”
“Met bijna benauwende plichtsbetrachting, een bedachtzame echtgenoot en God als ‘schild ende betrouwen’ stuurde Beatrix het koningschap naar kalme wateren”
“After four queens, the Netherlands’ new head of state is now a king. But who is he? How long did he struggle with his fate? Who are the people behind the scenes, the new ‘kingmakers’? How have they helped create the man who will have to live up to his mother’s high standards?”