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 Maxima is lovely in lace for River Pageant

Maxima had already wowed the throngs of well-wishers with two stunning outfits on the day she became Queen consort of the Netherlands. Her third ensemble was no different, drawing gasps from the crowd...

Dutch inauguration: Queen Beatrix bids farewell to the nation in final televised speech

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has addressed the nation for the last time. Almost 33 years to the day after she was crowned, the Dutch monarch bid a touching farewell to her loyal people, and reflected...

Queen Beatrix abdicates and returns as a Princess to idyllic country castle where she spent 'happiest' years

In the wealthy hamlet of Lage Vuursche in The Netherlands orange flags have been flying for days in honour of Queen Beatrix, the country's hugely popular sovereign, who has abdicated. Following the...

First official picture of the new Dutch king and queen

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife Queen Maxima have released their first official photo as leaders of the House of Orange. The couple, who have been married for 11 years, were both...

The last rehearsal before Prince Willem-Alexander becomes King

As guests prepared to descend on the Dutch capital, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Princess Maxima were seen putting their young daughters – Amalia, nine, Alexia, seven, and Ariane, six –...

Prince Charles and Camilla head up royal guests at Queen Beatrix's final state dinner

In her 33 years on the throne, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has established herself as one of the best-loved European monarchs. On the eve of her abdication, royal representatives from around the world,...

Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima arrive for the state dinner

With a warm smile and a wave to well-wishers, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived for a farewell dinner at the Rijksmuseum on Monday evening. Marking her last official function as monarch, Beatrix...

Dutch inauguration: watch every moment of the action with HELLO! Online

Queen Beatrix's abdication heralds a new era for the Dutch monarchy, and you can watch every moment of her son Willem-Alexander's inauguration on HELLO! Online. Our live stream begins on Monday evening...

Scandinavian royals confirm attendance at Dutch inauguration as full guest list is revealed

On Tuesday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will make her abdication official and hand the reins of the Dutch monarchy to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, who will become king and convert his glamorous...

Dutch inauguration: Amsterdam decked out as city prepares for historical day of celebrations

When the sun sets over the Netherlands on Monday evening, it will do so on the illustrious reign of Queen Beatrix, monarch of the country for the past 33 years. The next morning will usher in a new dawn...

Dutch inauguration: How the celebrations will unfold

On Tuesday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will abdicate in favour of her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, who will become the King with his wife Princess Maxima by his side as Queen consort. A...

Dutch shop shelves flooded with royal inauguration memorabilia

Excitement is building as The Netherlands prepares for 30 April, the day Crown Prince Willem-Alexander officially takes over his mother's title as head of the Dutch monarchy. Willem-Alexander will become...

Prince Willem-Alexander's last birthday before date with destiny at inauguration

As Prince Willem-Alexander blows out the candles on his birthday cake this weekend at Villa Eikenhorst, the home he shares with his wife Princess Maxima, he may reflect on the fact that it will be the...

A look at the tiaras Princess Maxima may wear to the Dutch inauguration

When Princess Maxima becomes the Netherlands' Queen consort, she will wear a headdress worthy of that title. Gone will be the delicate tiaras that were the hallmarks of her years as Crown Princess,...

Princess Maxima is regal in red as she prepares to become Queen

Princess Maxima of the Netherlands cut a glamorous figure as she attended a joint engagement with her husband Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Queen Beatrix this week. The royal trio, who are now just...

Official programme announced for the day that will see Willem-Alexander crowned King

Excitement is building in the Netherlands as its royal family prepares to make history. In a little more than three weeks, Prince Willem-Alexander will officially take over his mother Queen Beatrix's role...

Princess Maxima and Prince Willem-Alexander emblazoned on inauguration memorabilia

The Netherlands is preparing for the biggest event in its royal calendar this year. With Crown Prince Willem-Alexander's inauguration just a month away, commemorative memorabilia honouring the occasion...



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