Dutch Monarchy FAQs
Q: What is the name of the Royal House?
A: Royal House of Orange-Nassau currently reigns in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Q: Is Queen Beatrix also Queen of Aruba?
A: Yes, the islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Saint Maarten as well as the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are all part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and share Queen Beatrix as Head of State.
Q: Why is there a Prince of Orange, but not a Princess of Orange?
A: The title of Prince(ss) of Orange is reserved only for the heir to the Dutch Crown, as such the spouses are not entitled to the style and title of Prince(ss) of Orange. As it currently stands, the next Prince(ss) or Orange will be the daughter of the current Prince of Orange, Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, Hereditary Princess of Orange.
Q: How much is Queen Beatrix worth?
A: Estimates into the private fortune of the Queen vary, some estimate suggest the fortune to be worth around USD $300 million, other less credible sources suggest the fortune to stand at around USD $2.5 billion.