Monday, January 28, 2013

Queen Beatrix to make announcement at 7 PM

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to make an announcement at 7 p.m. (Dutch time),0,4862337.story

This could be one of two things: her abdication in favor of Willem-Alexander or Prince Friso has died.

RVD has made no statement about what the Queen will be saying.  The Dutch media are reporting that she will abdicate.  The Prime Minister will address the nation after the Queen has spoken. 

Queen Beatrix will celebrate her 75th birthday on Thursday.  Queen Wilhelmina abdicated in 1948 in favor of her only child, Queen Juliana, who, in turn, abdicated in favor of her eldest daughter, Queen Beatrix, in 1980.

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