So Holland will have its first King in over 100 years and then the throne will pass again to a Queen. Britain has changed the rules regarding progeniture so if The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a daughter she will be 3rd in line to the throne.

 

These are not the only European countries who may eventually be ruled by a Queen Regnant - Sweden being the first it would seem. I think Belgium, Norway, Spain in a couple of generations will be the same.

 

Love it or hate it?

 

I think it's a good thing personally.

 

 

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I can't say that I love it or hate it but I certainly don't trust it. The essence of monarchy is respect for tradition and trust that there is a certain wisdom in time honoered practice. I'm not saying it is wrong or shouldn't be so.... I just think these things deserve more consideration than this seems to have gotten

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