Dutch Queen’s 70th birthday fuels abdication talk

Dutch Queen Beatrix turns 70 on Thursday, prompting speculation she is preparing to abdicate and hand the throne to her son Prince Willem-Alexander just as her mother did on her birthday 28 years ago.


Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation