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Marengo 01-28-2013 11:15 AM

Queen Beatrix Announces Abdication; January 28, 2013
 
HM Queen Beatrix will make an announcement at 19:00 in a special broadcast on television and radio. The RVD did not say anything about the content. The mesage has been recorded earlier today.

RVD: boodschap koningin om 19.00 - NOS Nieuws

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The NOS claims that 'sources around the court' say that she will announce her abdication.

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Live broadcast already started: http://nos.nl/nieuws/live/journaal24/

SLV 01-28-2013 11:21 AM

I just heard about it. I'll be right next to the radio.

GracieGiraffe 01-28-2013 11:21 AM

19:00? That's about two hours from now, correct?

Well, this could be one of two things IMO. Sigh.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 11:22 AM

Oh no, seriously? Could this be what we all expect it to be?!


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Originally Posted by GracieGiraffe (Post 1509992)
19:00? That's about two hours from now, correct?

Well, this could be one of two things IMO. Sigh.

An hour and 10 minutes.

Osipi 01-28-2013 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1509993)
Oh no, seriously? Could this be what we all expect it to be?!

My gut feeling tells me that it is. Its going on a year now since the accident. I would think something like making a decision is something the Queen would make a special broadcast about.

GracieGiraffe 01-28-2013 11:27 AM

Beatrix has had an unimaginable year - so whatever this announcement is, I hope it brings her some sort of peace.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 11:30 AM

Could be something to do with Friso.

Osipi 01-28-2013 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by GracieGiraffe (Post 1509997)
Beatrix has had an unimaginable year - so whatever this announcement is, I hope it brings her some sort of peace.

If this announcement is what seems logical to us, I imagine its the hardest broadcast she'll ever have to make. Perhaps letting go is the most humane thing to do but it can also be the hardest.

genegirl99 01-28-2013 11:33 AM

My first thought that it has something to do with Friso, but I think I need to boot up my lap top...

windsorgirl 01-28-2013 11:35 AM

Abdication speculation per the Chicago Tribune:

DUTCH QUEEN BEATRIX EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE - chicagotribune.com

I think it will be about Friso, though.

Dman 01-28-2013 11:36 AM

Well, I hope it's nothing really bad. I'm thinking it could be her abdication too.

Marengo 01-28-2013 11:36 AM

I can't see why it will be about prince Friso. Up to now all the announcements about him were made by the RVD. As said, the public channel claims that sources around the court say it will be her abdication. RTL says the same, their correspondent is getting more and more phone calls that confirm that it is an abdication. They changed their headline already to 'Queen Beatrix abdicates'. An extra speech from the prime minister is expeted too.

This is will be the second special announcement by HM, the previous one was on the occassion of the engagement of the prince of Orange.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21237254

GracieGiraffe 01-28-2013 11:37 AM

It's got to be an abdication.

If it were Friso, they would be spotted by media flocking to his bedside. Nor would one expect his mother to have to face a TV camera and give the dreadful news.

Dman 01-28-2013 11:40 AM

Will we be able to hear the announcement on NOS?

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 11:45 AM

Queen Beatrix's speech will be available live on youtube http://t.co/pRt2C5s8 and http://t.co/mg9jD9m0 / royal house

cdngirl 01-28-2013 11:47 AM

I saw this on twitter. Why would she abdicate? I haven't been following this at all.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by cdngirl (Post 1510017)
I saw this on twitter. Why would she abdicate? I haven't been following this at all.

It's a sort of Dutch tradition to abdicate, she's had an incredibly rough year.

angela 01-28-2013 11:49 AM

Sky news is saying that it's going to be her abdication.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by angela (Post 1510020)
Sky news is saying that it's going to be her abdication.

Everything is speculation until the announcement.

cdngirl 01-28-2013 11:52 AM

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It's a sort of Dutch tradition to abdicate, she's had an incredibly rough year.
Really? How interesting. Is she ill?


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