Netherlands Queen Beatrix Abdicates

Queen Beatrix has signed the official act of abdication at the Royal Palace in downtown Amsterdam, making her eldest son Willem-Alexander the first Dutch king in more than 100 years. The much-loved Beatrix ended her 33-year-reign Tuesday in a nationally televised signing ceremony as thousands of orange-clad people cheered outside and millions more watched on television. With her abdication, she becomes Princess Beatrix and her son ascends the throne as King Willem-Alexander. He is...Full Story
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