Dutch Queen abdicates, son to become king

Dutch Queen Beatrix announced she would abdicate in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, in a televised broadcast to the nation on Monday evening.

Dutch Queen abdicates, son to become king

World Bulletin / News Desk

Dutch Queen Beatrix announced she would abdicate in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, in a televised broadcast to the nation on Monday evening.

Willem-Alexander, 45, will become King of the Netherlands on April 30, she said, adding that she considered he was ready for the role. Queen Beatrix turns 75 on Thursday.

Last Mod: 29 Ocak 2013, 11:28
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