Bertine Krol speaks with Niek van Sas, professor of modern history, about the Dutch monarchy and how it came about. He also discusses the powers and influence – real and presumed – are of the Dutch head of state.
How does he see the current fuss over Willem-Alexander’s Argentinian girlfriend? What is the role of his mother in this, and what is that of the government and parliament? Who can stop such a marriage. Bertine Krol and Professor van Sas discuss various scenarios in this unedited interview.
Interviewer: Bertine Krol
Recorded: March 21, 2001