THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander has set the tone for what could be a relatively laid-back monarchy, saying in his last major interview before he becomes king that his subjects don't have to address him as your majesty.
The prince's comments in a pre-recorded interview aired Wednesday night are an indication that he could be an informal monarch more in the style of his grandmother, Queen Juliana - known for her folksy style and riding her bicycle in public - than his more formal mother, Queen Beatrix.
The 45-year-old prince and his Argentine-born wife, Princess Maxima, will become king and queen when Beatrix, abdicates April 30 after 33 years on the throne.
Willem-Alexander says he is "not a protocol fetishist. People can address me however they want."