Figureheads of State? The Changing Face of the Monarchy in Belgium and the Netherlands
(Rien Emmery) The Low Countries - 2011, № 19, pp. 250-257
Hardcore royalists need not to despair. Paradoxically, it is entirely possible that restricting the powers of the Crown will prove to be the best life insurance for the Belgian and Dutch royal houses. After all, a symbolic monarchy with a ceremonial ‘figurehead of state' would prevent any possible conflict with the often capricious political system.
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