In the country that first legalized same-sex marriage, the Dutch Crown Princess has the right to marry a person of any sex without giving up her right to the throne, the Dutch Prime Minister said on Tuesday. Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, n has made no comment on it, and little is known about his personal life. The question arose after recently published books argued that the country's rules ruled out the possibility of a royal couple. same sex. Switzerland votes almost two-thirds to legalize same-sex marriage But Prime Minister Mark Rutte says times have changed since one of its predecessors last fixed the problem in 2000. The government believes that the heir can also marry a person of the same sex wroteRutte in a letter to Parliament. The cabinet therefore does not see that an heir to the throne or the King abdicates if he wishes to marry a partner of the same sex . Read more Same-sex marriage was legalized in the Netherlands in 2001. The princess Mako of Japan will marry her commoner fiance this month Rutte said one issue remained unresolved: how a same-sex marriage would affect the subsequent succession of the royal couple's children. makes no sense to try to decide now, he said. It just depends on the facts and circumstances of the specific case, as you can see by looking at how family The law can change over time, he wrote. Unlike ordinary weddings, royal weddings require the approval of Parliament. Members of the household royal neerlandaise have occasionally ceded their place in the line of succession to marry someone without permission.