|Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, King Willem-Alexander|
When Monarchs abdicate, then there usually is title conundrum. The exception can be found in the Netherlands due to its unique constitution and in Andorra with its foreign princes. But all other European monarchies are basically unprepared for such an event. This leads to some curious situations. And some questions are never quite officially answered because there is no answer (yet).
Prince Johan Friso of The Netherlands was the second son of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and the younger brother of King Willem-Alexander. He died on August 12, 2013, at the royal residence Huis Ten Bosch in The Hague at the age of 44. The family funeral was held on August 17, 2013, in Lage Vuursche near the residence of Princess Beatrix. There will be no state funeral.
|HRH Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands|