Queen Beatrix Announces Abdication

  January 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm by

Queen Beatrix has announced today, 28 January 2013, that she will abdicate on 30 April 2013 in favor of her oldest son, the Prince of Orange, Prince Willem-Alexander.

The Prince is married to Princess Máxima and they have three daughters, Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.

Once the Prince becomes the King, the line in succession will change.

1. Princess Amalia, Princess of Orange, 1st daughter of the King
2. Princess Alexia, 2nd daughter of the King
3. Princess Ariane, 3rd daughter of the King
4. Prince Constantijn, youngest brother of the King
5. Countess Eloise, eldest child of Prince Constantijn
6. Count Claus-Casimir, middle child and only son of Prince Constantijn
7. Countess Leonore, youngest child of Prince Constantijn
8. Princess Margriet, aunt of the King

Prince Maurits and Prince Bernhard will no longer be in line to the throne.

More information can be found in the thread:
Abdication Announcement by Queen Beatrix at 19:00; 28 January 2013

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7 Responses to Queen Beatrix Announces Abdication

  1. SalannB says:

    WOW! Big news!

  2. natalya says:

    It would be lovely to read the book of the royal memories that Her Majesty might get to be writing during the golden peaceful after-abdication years. Looking forward to it.

  3. Jan Lachowycz says:

    I believe that number 6 on your list, Claus-Casimir, should be identified as COUNT not countESS.

  4. Elizabeth Pease says:

    Family tradition, I guess.

  5. Prince du desert says:

    COUNT Claus-Casimir, please!!!!

  6. Lady Daphne says:

    I hope Wilhelm is up to the task.

  7. Mitar says:

    My farewell wishes to HM Queen Beatrix on her successful Reign & many more happy returns for the future to come. May the Reign of the future King Willem & his lovely Queen Maxima be equally prosperous.

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