Queen Beatrix News
Netherlands' Queen Beatrix Abdicates Throne to Royal Son
Netherlands' Queen Beatrix will abdicate her throne to make way for eldest son.
Could Queen Elizabeth Abdicate?
The newspapers over the last couple of days must have made interesting reading for Prince Charles. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has unexpectedly announced that she will step aside to allow her son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, to come to the throne. The popular 74-year-old Dutch...
Dutch Prince Johan Friso Critically Injured In Avalanche
The second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is in intensive care with what sources in the Netherlands media say is a fractured skull, after he was swept up in an avalanche. Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands is in critical but stable condition at...
The Royal Wedding of the Year?
Even before this much-anticipated spectacle of bell-ringing and protocol, of rustling lace and crimson carpets, it is clear that Swedes are just like the rest of us when it comes to wedding gifts. After a torturous eight years of waiting, after the objections of her strict father and after
Modern Monarchs: Meet the Glamorous Dutch Royals
Commoners Welcome to Marry Into Dutch Royal Family, First in Europe to Allow Women to Ascend to Throne
Straining to Catch a Glimpse of the Queen
Washingtonians can get somewhat blasé about visiting dignitaries. Presidents, prime ministers, celebrities and ambassadors routinely come and go, and busy, downtown D.C. professionals are more likely to be annoyed than impressed by motorcade traffic disruptions. But then again, it's not every day
The Note: Learning to Use Irrationality As a Bargaining Tool
WASHINGTON, May 6 NEWS SUMMARY There are three completely inexplicable politico-media phenomena in our shared lives this morning. 1. Why does this Friday bring (possibly explosive) new Tom DeLay/Abramoff stories from the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times (2 the Wall Street Journal , and the
Princess Power Is on the Rise
Gabriel is just a little over a year old, but soon he'll learn that his big sister, Elisabeth, can push him around. In a few years, he'll understand that one day she will rule -- literally. In fact, 3-year-old Elisabeth is slated to one day become Belgium's first reigning queen. The little princess
When Commoners Marry Into Royal Families
It used to be that royals married only other royals. The ruling houses of Europe were one big intermarried clan, dubbed "the royal mob" by Queen Victoria. But after World War I, there weren't very many thrones left. Suddenly, princes seeking brides had to look beyond their own caste. But that