Act of 30 May 2002, which provides for the membership of the Royal House and related titles (Royal House Law Membership)
We Beatrix, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.
All of them, who will see or hear these, saluut! do know:
In this regard, we have taken into consideration the desireation of a new system of membership of the royal house under the terms of Article 39 Constitution to establish a number of provisions relating to the titles and names related thereto;
In this way, we, the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have been well-regarded and understood to be right and to be understood by the following:
With the King as the head of the royal house are members:
a. Those who, by virtue of the Constitution the King can succeed and do not exist further than in the second degree of blood clobship;
b. the probable successor of the King;
c. the King who renounced the kingship distance.
1 Member of the royal house are also the spouses of those who are Article 1 have the membership of the royal house.
2 For those who consider the membership of the royal house as spouse or spouse, this membership shall be preserved during the period of their standing of a widow or widower, as long as the deceased spouse or husband is alive pursuant to Article 1 of the The royal house would have been.
1 Member of the royal house who, at the time of the entry into force of this Act, are members of the royal house and are members of the royal house Constitution The King can succeed. They retain their membership as long as they have Constitution The King can succeed.
2 The spouses of those who are members of the royal house under the first paragraph continue to be spouses.
3 On those who owned the royal house as spouses, he is a member of the Article 2, second paragraph , applicable.
Membership of the royal house may be granted by a royal decree on which the Council of State has been heard:
a. persons covered by the Constitution To succeed the King;
b. Their spouses.
The membership of the royal house ends with a royal decree on which the Council of State has been heard.
The membership of the royal house is not obtained from the lack of the Dutch landscape and ends at the loss of the Dutch landscape.
The likely successor to the King bears the title of Prince (Princess) of Orange.
1 The presumed successor of the King and the King who renounced the kingship carry the title "Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands".
2 The title of "Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands" can only be granted by royal decree to the following members of the royal house:
a. the husband or wife of the King;
b. Children born from a marriage of the King;
c. the husband or wife of the presumed successor of the King;
d. Children born from a marriage of the presumed successor of the King;
e. they Article 4 are from the royal house.
3 The title "Prince (Princess) of the Netherlands" expires with the loss of the membership of the royal house.
1 The King, his presumed successor and the King who renounced the kingship carry the title "Prince (Princess) of Orange-Nassau".
2 The title of "Prince (Princess) of Orange-Nassau" can only be granted by royal decree to members of the royal house.
3 Within three months of the loss of the membership of the royal house, royal decree decides on the preservation of the title "Prince (Princess) of Orange-Nassau" as a personal title for those who have lost membership.
4 In the case of the royal decree mentioned in paragraph 3, the generic name may also be determined. Article 5, first to eleventh members , and Article 7 of Book 1 of the Civil Code are not applicable.
Those who carry titles and names under the royal decrees of 26 October 1937 (Stb. 1937, No 5) and 2 January 1967 (Stb. 1967, No 1), retain them.
The royal acts referred to in this law are made on a proposal from our Prime Minister, Minister of General Affairs, Our Minister of Internal Affairs and Kingdom Relations and Our Minister of Justice and in the Official Gazette.
The Royal house membership law shall be withdrawn.
This law is cited as: Law membership royal house.
This Law shall enter into force on a date to be determined by Royal Decree.
Burdens and orders that it will be placed in the Official Gazette, and that all ministries, authorities, colleges and officials who so concern will keep their hands on the precise execution.
Given at The Hague, 30 May 2002
The Minister-President, Minister for General Affairs,
The Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations,
K. G. de Vries
The Minister of Justice,
A. H. KorthalsIssued the eleventh June 2002
The Minister of Justice,
A. H. Korthals