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From 30 april 2013 Beatrix will be known as princess Beatrix
Geez, I don't like Princess Beatrix .. think she should be Queen Mother or something along those lines. Once a Queen, always a Queen (easy for me to say!)
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Beatrix once proved again why she is and was such a great monarch. She mixed tradition with renewment so very well. She basically said what I predicted for her reason to abdicate.

She's had her ups and downs but her regency itself had no mistake. What a woman!
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On another note, in a few months, Crown Princess Victoria will not be the only female heir apparent in the world anymore!
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I'm happy her speech wasn't about Prince Friso's health (unless good news of course)


I was starting to fear about it
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A great Queen, and I'm sure her son will do her proud.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:15 PM
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A new beginning for Willem & Maxima.
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a bit silly but made me smile

twitter "Prince Charles":

Ok, Mother, give one the remote control. There's something about to start on Dutch TV that you'd enjoy. #beatrix
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Geez, I don't like Princess Beatrix .. think she should be Queen Mother or something along those lines. Once a Queen, always a Queen (easy for me to say!)
Both Wilhelmina and Juliana were known as Princesses after their abdication.
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I wish Willem-Alexander and Maxima well as they tackle their new roles. One thing I would ask; the most recent 4 rulers of the Netherlands have all been female, and they've all abdicated - is that a tradition for Queen Regnants, or will Willem-Alexander one day abdicate in favor of his eldest daughter?
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Did the prime minister make his speech?
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I wish Willem-Alexander and Maxima well as they tackle their new roles. One thing I would ask; the most recent 4 rulers of the Netherlands have all been female, and they've all abdicated - is that a tradition for Queen Regnants, or will Willem-Alexander one day abdicate in favor of his eldest daughter?
3 rulers have been female, Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix. Wilhelmina succeeded Willem III.

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Queen Beatrix's speech - http://translate.google.com/translat...gin%2F&act=url
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On another note, in a few months, Crown Princess Victoria will not be the only female heir apparent in the world anymore!

Leonor and Ingrid?
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Leonor and Ingrid?
Both are second in line to their fathers. They are not heir apparents.
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Wow, what a big news! It's a historical moment!
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Leonor and Ingrid?
They're not heiresses apparent until their fathers are on the throne. The heirs apparent of Spain and Norway are Prince Felipe and Crown Prince Haakon.
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Leonor and Ingrid?
They are not the heiress apparent yet, as their parents have not become King yet.
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From hola:
Abdicación de la reina Beatriz de Holanda
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3 rulers have been female, Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix. Wilhelmina succeeded Willem III.
Okay, so I was off by one. That said, is that something that female monarchs do, or is it something that Willem-Alexander will be expected to do as well?
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They are not the heiress apparent yet, as their parents have not become King yet.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:23 PM
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He's been The Prince of Orange since 1980, when he was 13 and when his mother became Queen Regnant. What evidence do you have for this 18 rule?



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Ther is no 18 rule on that Title,the Monarch is free to bestow that when or if He / She feels it is right to do.
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