Willem-Alexander ready for throne: poll

Some 70% of the population believe queen Beatrix should step down in favour of her eldest son crown prince Willem-Alexander within three years, according to a poll by Interview/NSS.

The survey also concludes that Willem-Alexander’s wife, Máxima, is twice as popular as all the other royals put together, scoring 59% of the vote compared to Willem-Alexander’s 15% and Beatrix’s 7%.

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