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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
to abdicate for son

BBC News, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 1/28/2013 12:58:52 PM

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced her abdication in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. The queen made the announcement in pre-recorded address broadcast on Dutch television. The queen, who is approaching her 75th birthday, said she had been thinking about this moment for several years.She said the responsibility of being the monarch had not been too great, but now was "the moment to lay down my crown".
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Article goes on to say that in recent years abdication has become a tradition. Both her mother and her grandmother abdicated.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/28/2013 1:04:35 PM     (No. 9144377)

Poor Charles.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Donna M, 1/28/2013 1:13:13 PM     (No. 9144392)

As if it matters.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/28/2013 1:41:42 PM     (No. 9144454)

I hope lizzie beth in England follows, very tired of her demands and spending money for the upkeep of many castles.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/28/2013 1:42:56 PM     (No. 9144458)

Charles will be texting Beatrix tonight and asking her to talk to mum.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 1/28/2013 1:51:14 PM     (No. 9144484)

Thank Goodness .......... about time.

Now those who have refused to visit a country who´s monarch CHOSE** to marry a German, who during Hitler´s era was in the occupation or HER OWN country ............. can now go to the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean, in good conscience.

**She could have married someone else ......... abdicated in order to marry this man ......... or remained sing;e. She choose NONE of these Three options and betrayed ALL those Dutch who sacrificed and lost their lives fighting the Nazis.

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Why do you think she left her spouse at home during the anniversary of D Day .......... because of the outrage it would have caused.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/28/2013 2:06:53 PM     (No. 9144524)

Lizzie and Charlie should both follow and pass the crown directly to William and Kate.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: shepsmum, 1/28/2013 2:28:21 PM     (No. 9144598)

#5 -- apparently she and/or the Dutch government got over questionable scruples...because when her son (heir) got married, the bride´s father wasn´t allowed to attend (in Argentine Cabinet during the Dirty War)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tipover, 1/28/2013 7:14:48 PM     (No. 9145129)

No 5; The woman was born 31 January 1938. Can you explain what she had to do with what you were talking about.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bundeswehrvet, 1/28/2013 9:05:58 PM     (No. 9145278)

I met the Prince when we briefed him at the 1NL Corps HQs on a field exercise in 1994. He was a cocky NL AF pilot...but I bet my young Corporal who got to meet her Prince still remembers it to this day!

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