A Dutch current affairs programme that interviewed 2,600 people found that 80 percent have confidence in Queen Beatrix. She was awarded 7.5 points on a scale of 1 to 10.
80 percent also believe Crown Prince Willem Alexander is ready to ascend the throne, but a majority said there was no need for the queen to abdicate just yet.
Half of all respondents said Princess Maxima may call herself queen when Willem Alexander becomes king, but, according to a majority, only if she gives up her Argentinian nationality.
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