Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

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The latest news and pictures of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Beatrix was coronated as the head of the Dutch monarchy in 1980 and on 28 January, 2013, after some speculation, announced that she is to abdicate from the throne in favour of her eldest son Prince Willem-Alexander.

Tragedy struck the Dutch royal family when Queen Beatrix's son, Johan Friso, was in a skiing accident in 2012 and has remained in a coma since.

To read more about Beatrix, click here Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Biography.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrates her birthday in the family fold

Beatrix of the Netherlands threw a birthday party fit for a Queen as she celebrated her 75th year in the company of her nearest and dearest.   On Thursday, the monarch was spotted arriving at...

A look at Maxima's style hits as she prepares to become Queen

The moment she stepped out at her wedding in 2002 wearing a breathtaking Valentino haute couture gown made of ivory Mikado silk and featuring a five metre long train with panels of delicate embroidered...

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands: Relive her grandest moments

With the announcement that Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to abdicate the throne, the whole world will look back on the key moments that stand out from her 33-year reign. Those moments will doubtless...

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to abdicate in favour of son Prince Willem-Alexander

Just three days shy of her 75th birthday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced that she is to abdicate, paving the way for her son Prince Willem-Alexander to occupy the Dutch throne. The sovereign...

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands looks radiant in the tropical paradise of Brunei

This week, the people of Brunei needn't only look to the skies to see the sun – Princess Maxima of the Netherlands is also there to brighten up the lush landscapes that surround them. Holland's future...

Johan Friso shows signs of 'minimal consciousness' eight months after accident

He has been in a coma since being involved in a skiing accident last March, now the Netherlands' Prince Johan Friso is showing signs of "minimal consciousness", say officials. The Dutch...

Dutch royals throw themselves into Prince's Day celebrations seven months after tragedy

With smiles and enthusiastic waves for the thousands of supporters who turned out to cheer them, the Dutch royal family marked Prince's Day, one of the biggest events on the royal calendar. Princess...

Queen's spending cuts mean Dutch royals overtake British monarchy as most costly

A leading financial scholar has noted that the British royal family has cut spending, reducing the cost of the monarchy to the tax payer. In his sixth international report on the costs of European heads...

Dutch royals rally round Queen Beatrix to enjoy sun-kissed family wedding

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her family have been through some testing times of late. Her son, Prince Johan Friso, continues to fight for his life in a coma following a skiing accident. But...

Kisses and camaraderie at the world's most exclusive lunch

It's not often that you see the Queen on such relaxed and convivial form. Outside members of her own family, these are probably the only people on the planet that have an insight into her unique life. So,...

Dutch royals smiling again after tragedy as orange fever takes over on Queen's Day

The sky was blue and filled with ticker tape – it was the perfect atmosphere for a party. During their country's national holiday, the Dutch royals threw themselves wholeheartedly into the spirit of...

Brave Queen Beatrix works through her personal tragedy

Greeting well-wishers during her latest royal engagement, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands looks as focused on the job at hand as ever. You could never tell that this consummate professional is...

Queen Beatrix volunteers to help overcome personal tragedy

With her son Johan Friso still in a coma following his tragic skiing accident , Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands bravely continues to fulfil her royal duties. Heart warming images emerged of the monarch,...

Queen Beatrix returns to public duty after her son's accident

Visibly trying to put her personal grief to one side, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands appeared on her first public engagement since son Johan Friso's accident. The royal matriarch visited a military...

Willem-Alexander steps in as Queen cancels her engagements to be with his ailing brother

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has cancelled her engagements for the week to stay close to her critically ill son Johan Friso. He is fighting for his life after being buried under an avalanche...

Dutch royals thank public for support with Prince Johan Friso still in critical condition

Members of the Dutch royal family have been keeping a vigil at the bedside of Prince Johan Friso who is being treated in intensive care following a skiing accident. Accompanied by his wife Mabel, Queen...

Maxima and family seduced by Caribbean rhythms

"I am Latin and I will continue being Latin in respect to some aspects of my culture. I dance, I sing and I will keep on dancing and singing," Princess Maxima said on marrying the heir to the Dutch throne....



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