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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: https://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?!


Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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.

https://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 https://t.co/pRt2C5s8 and https://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

Quote:

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.

sophie25 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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

fairy tale 01-28-2013 11:54 AM

Here is a livestream that will show the announcement.
NOS Nieuws - Livestream - Journaal 24

Al_bina 01-28-2013 11:54 AM

Queen Beatrix of Netherlands is to make a special announcement // KP.RU

Osipi 01-28-2013 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GracieGiraffe (Post 1510008)
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.

I think if it was an announcement about Friso, it would be to announce his death. They very well possibly could have made a decision and kept it private with only family members there. We don't know. The more I do think about it, an abdication announcement makes more sense.

Empress Merel 01-28-2013 11:54 AM

She will turn 75 this week. Seems like a good age to abdicate. I can't remember who it was; the Queen or one of her sons, mentioned that she would really love to retire to Drakensteyn and spend her days with her grandchildren. And she earned it, for sure.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdngirl (Post 1510022)

Really? How interesting. Is she ill?

Not as far as we know.

Either it's an announcement of Friso's death or Abdication.

Molly2101 01-28-2013 11:57 AM

Wow, this is interesting. I always find it odd that the Dutch Monarchs abdicate, as I always feel being a Monarch is for life. But if it's tradition then why break from it?

I do hope it's not about Frisco, as that will be awfully sad but we will find out soon. I hope to watch it, though I do not speak any Dutch.

We could soon be say King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima...that is quite something.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 11:59 AM

@RoyalReporter: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will address the nation after Queen Beatrix's speech tonight.

Osipi 01-28-2013 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Molly2101 (Post 1510028)
We could soon be say King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima...that is quite something.

Which will also mean a coronation. If so and its televised or streamed on the internet, it will be the first coronation I've ever seen.

csw 01-28-2013 12:01 PM

I think it may well be her abdication. This will allow her to grieve without having to keep up appearances. I know I've worded this very badly. I hope my intent comes through. I know she is grieving already and continues to perform her duty admirably. I just think that with such an awful situation going on with her son, she may want to retreat a bit from public duties.

Charlotte_Aster 01-28-2013 12:02 PM

I read it twitter that that the PM will follow with a statement.
https://twitter.com/Rick_Evers/statu...33706814758912
Where is lucien when you need him?:whistling:

Edit: here's the official announcement of the PM's speech.
https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/nieuws/...-het-torentje/

dazzling 01-28-2013 12:02 PM

Oh my… An abdication. This is too soon for me to hear but I respect how she would like to rest and spend time with her family.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 12:04 PM

A hour is way too long!

Al_bina 01-28-2013 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress Merel (Post 1510026)
She will turn 75 this week. Seems like a good age to abdicate. I can't remember who it was; the Queen or one of her sons, mentioned that she would really love to retire to Drakensteyn and spend her days with her grandchildren. And she earned it, for sure.

It is quite an interesting tradition. Being King/Queen Regnant is a position to be held during one's lifetime. It is understandable that Her Majesty Queen Beatrix wishes to have a well-deserved retirement and spend more time with her grandchildren. She will still be available to advise King Willem-Alexander on tricky situations he may encounter.
Veering off the topic, I for one think that the Netherlands precedent might be considered by other European kingdoms.

Molly2101 01-28-2013 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 1510033)
Which will also mean a coronation. If so and its televised or streamed on the internet, it will be the first coronation I've ever seen.

Oh my, a coronation! I had not even thought of that. It would be the first I will have ever seen too.

An hour is a long time to wait. I am ever so impatient.

lucien 01-28-2013 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1509989)
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: NOS Nieuws - Livestream - Journaal 24

HM is to announce Her Abdication.

I am confident in Alexander and Máxima will do a great job,
but still,sad,HM did/does a wonderfull job.

csw 01-28-2013 12:09 PM

Rats - I have to teach a class during the time of the announcement and won't be able to see it live. :sad: I'll rush to the forums as soon as my class is over to read everyone's posts.

IloveCP 01-28-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Molly2101 (Post 1510028)
Wow, this is interesting. I always find it odd that the Dutch Monarchs abdicate, as I always feel being a Monarch is for life. But if it's tradition then why break from it?

I do hope it's not about Frisco, as that will be awfully sad but we will find out soon. I hope to watch it, though I do not speak any Dutch.

We could soon be say King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima...that is quite something.

If that's so, that and Amalia will become an heir at 9!

Empress Merel 01-28-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 1510040)
It is quite an interesting tradition. Kings and Queens are considered to be a position for life. It is understandable that Her Majesty Queen Beatrix wishes to have a well-deserved retirement and spend more time with her grandchildren. She will still be available to advise King Willem-Alexander on tricky situations he may encounter. Veering off the topic, I for one think that the Netherlands precedent might be considered by other European kingdoms.

I think there is something very nice about this tradition. She's abdicating as a vital, wise woman whom paved the way for her children and grandchildren. Making way for the young, so to speak.

But perhaps it's also the Dutch mentality. Our work is our work, not our life.

Charlotte_Aster 01-28-2013 12:09 PM

If it is an abdication, the Netherlands will have it's first king in 123 years.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1510043)

HM is to announce Her Abdication.

I am confident in Alexander and Máxima will do a great job,
but still,sad,HM did/does a wonderfull job.

Whilst it is likely, you cannot say for certain.

Dman 01-28-2013 12:09 PM

This will be the first time I will see a royal inauguration. If that's what's about to happen.

principessa 01-28-2013 12:10 PM

Is it possible that nos.nl is only available in dutch areas?

Marchesina 01-28-2013 12:12 PM

Wow...I wasn't expecting this at all. I hope it's about her abdication because it would be dreadful to announce one's son death from television.
But if that's the reason I find it quite unexpected and tbh I think it's too early for WA to become King. I'm sure he's ready...but the girls are so young and they certainly still need their parents with them, not a King and a Queen.
On the other hand I think Queen Beatrix went through a lot in the past year, and I'm sure she made the best decision for her family and her country.
So, if we are talking about an abdication, I'm looking forward to see King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima!!!

NGalitzine 01-28-2013 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Osipi (Post 1510033)
Which will also mean a coronation. If so and its televised or streamed on the internet, it will be the first coronation I've ever seen.

The Dutch do not have coronations. They have a formal installation of the new monarch, but that is a civil ceremony. The regalia is present but the monarch is never crowned.

Charlotte_Aster 01-28-2013 12:12 PM

you can also watch on youtube principessa. But I can watch it from Germany

crm2317 01-28-2013 12:12 PM

So is that at 6pm in the Uk?

While I can understand her reasons for wanting to abdicate if it is an abdication there is something very sad about that.

Osipi 01-28-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by principessa (Post 1510053)
Is it possible that nos.nl is only available in dutch areas?

I have it up and running and I'm in the US.

Once again, the link: NOS Nieuws - Livestream - Journaal 24

Dman 01-28-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by principessa (Post 1510053)
Is it possible that nos.nl is only available in dutch areas?

I'm getting the Live feed and I'm in America. So I hope the links work for you.

Ilse 01-28-2013 12:14 PM

So excited right now! I rememer so well the announcement Queen Juliana made in 1980!

Osipi 01-28-2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1510056)
The Dutch do not have coronations. They have a formal installation of the new monarch, but that is a civil ceremony. The regalia is present but the monarch is never crowned.

Ah! Thanks much for correcting me on this. :biggrin:

It will still be interesting and historic.

suztav 01-28-2013 12:17 PM

What time on the east coast of the U.S.? I do have a feeling it's about an abdication and not Friso -- that's a personal issue and I can't believe she would speak publicly about so personal and tragic a subject.

I had hoped that she would serve until death. I'm not a big fan of the retirement thing for monarchs.

principessa 01-28-2013 12:17 PM

I have some problems with reaching the nos.nl-site. At my browser there is always an "Error"-Site. I am driving crazy.

ricarda 01-28-2013 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGalitzine (Post 1510056)
The Dutch do not have coronations. They have a formal installation of the new monarch, but that is a civil ceremony. The regalia is present but the monarch is never crowned.

Are foreign royals attending this installation, is this going to be a big royal event or not?

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suztav (Post 1510065)
What time on the east coast of the U.S.?

1:18pm I believe.

Empress Merel 01-28-2013 12:20 PM

Checking NOS, sources close to the Royal Court comfirm it's an abdication. Queen Juliana abdicated on this date in 1980.

Archduchess Zelia 01-28-2013 12:20 PM

I too think it must be an abdication though it'll be sad to see Beatrix step down, she seemed like quite a wonderful and beloved regent. I don't think I would be able to process it if QMII decided to abdicate, but then again that might be because it isn't a tradition here in Denmark, might make it a bit easier in the Netherlands. It'll be exciting to see in forty minutes if it really is an abdication.

Jacknch 01-28-2013 12:20 PM

On God no, I'm feeling very unsettled about this - whether it relates to Friso or abdiction, I'm not ready for this kind of news.

Bine221 01-28-2013 12:20 PM

It my happen that the server is exploding already.

N-TV Germany, a very serious news TV (CNN) is already announcing the abdiction news - and I think, if the PM is scheduled speaking afterwards, I think, that´s it....
BYe Bine

Übernimmt Sohn Willem-Alexander das Zepter?: Königin Beatrix dankt ab - n-tv.de

Osipi 01-28-2013 12:21 PM

On the Nos.nl livestream, its stating its about the expected abdication. Although I can't read Dutch which is what the livestream is, the actual webpage is translated into English which helps me out a lot.

I'm willing to be it is news of abdication now.

Jacknch 01-28-2013 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crm2317 (Post 1510058)
So is that at 6pm in the Uk?

While I can understand her reasons for wanting to abdicate if it is an abdication there is something very sad about that.

Yes, 6pm - I think I'm going to cry

Archduchess Zelia 01-28-2013 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress Merel (Post 1510072)
Checking NOS, sources close to the Royal Court comfirm it's an abdication. Queen Juliana abdicated on this date in 1980.

Didn't she abdicate on her birthday, April 30?

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress Merel (Post 1510072)
Checking NOS, sources close to the Royal Court comfirm it's an abdication. Queen Juliana abdicated on this date in 1980.

Wikipedia says 30th April.

madrid 01-28-2013 12:23 PM

[QUOTE=lucien;1510043]HM is to announce Her Abdication.



How do you know it?

NGalitzine 01-28-2013 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ricarda (Post 1510069)
Are foreign royals attending this installation, is this going to be a big royal event or not?

There were some foreign royals at Beatrix installation....the Prince of Wales, the Prince and Princess of Liege (Albert & Paola) amongst them but it was not a huge turn out from the Gotha. The dress code was rather like when the Dutch monarch opens Parliament, not a tiara event except for the new Queen herself.

Molly2101 01-28-2013 12:24 PM

Oh wow, if that is correct then it's definitely going to be an abdication. I am quite unsure how I feel...I am excited but a bit unsure...

Charlotte_Aster 01-28-2013 12:24 PM

Queen Juliana abdicated on 30 April 1980. Not today.

dazzling 01-28-2013 12:24 PM

Is there a site where they will have english subtitles?

Empress Merel 01-28-2013 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Archduchess Zelia (Post 1510080)
Didn't she abdicate on her birthday, April 30?

You're right. The headline was deceiving. But speculation is that Beatrix is going to abdicate on april 30 too. She will be the regent for exactly 33 years on this date.

And it was only this weekend that there was a news article dedicated to her and her upcoming birthday- saying that her popularity has been soaring the past decade.

NGalitzine 01-28-2013 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Archduchess Zelia (Post 1510080)
Didn't she abdicate on her birthday, April 30?

April 30th was the formal abdication/transfer, but she announced her intention to abdicate in January 1980.

Al_bina 01-28-2013 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madrid (Post 1510082)
Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1510043)
HM is to announce Her Abdication.

How do you know it?

lucien's information is usually accurate.

cristine 01-28-2013 12:26 PM

Even here in Brazil the media are noticing about the possible abdication. For me it's a bittersweet feeling cos I think Queen Beatrix is a great monarch and it's seems too soon for WA becoming a king. I'm used to see much older monarchs nowadays, he seems too young to join the club.

Molly2101 01-28-2013 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IloveCP (Post 1510048)
If that's so, that and Amalia will become an heir at 9!

Charles was an heir at 4 or 5.

Bine221 01-28-2013 12:28 PM

Gosh, I also have mixed feelings..... she deserves going to retirement :flowers:.... and we have a young King and Queen, that is great as well....
Nevertheless it is a pity....
BYe Bine

Jacknch 01-28-2013 12:28 PM

BBC News is now saying that HM Queen Beatrix will announce her abdication tonight. I think I am in shock.

HRH Patricia 01-28-2013 12:28 PM

I think she's definitely abdicating. Sad to see her go, she seems lovely. Don't know much about her, but from what I've seen she's a lovely lady and a good Queen. She hasn't had a very nice year. Willem-Alexander and Maxima are delightful, at least.

Bine221 01-28-2013 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cristine (Post 1510091)
Even here in Brazil the media are noticing about the possible abdication. For me it's a bittersweet feeling cos I think Queen Beatrix is a great monarch and it's seems too soon for WA becoming a king. I'm used to see much older monarchs nowadays, he seems too young to join the club.

Hihi, well, one of the young generation has to start :whistling:- at least we will get a truly GLITTERING Queen.... Looking forward to even grander tiaras for Queen Maxima - maybe even the Stuart at the coronation???
BYe Bine

Emmily 01-28-2013 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cristine (Post 1510091)
Even here in Brazil the media are noticing about the possible abdication. For me it's a bittersweet feeling cos I think Queen Beatrix is a great monarch and it's seems too soon for WA becoming a king. I'm used to see much older monarchs nowadays, he seems too young to join the club.

It is bittersweet, but in a way I like that WA will be King at this age. I think about Charles and that more than likely he will be King for such a short time if at all.

Fürstin Taxis 01-28-2013 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacknch (Post 1510095)
BBC News is now saying that HM Queen Beatrix will announce her abdication tonight. I think I am in shock.

You always heard she will abdicate, but never thought it´s serious. But this is really a little shocker now.

lucien 01-28-2013 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress Merel (Post 1510049)
I think there is something very nice about this tradition. She's abdicating as a vital, wise woman whom paved the way for her children and grandchildren. Making way for the young, so to speak.

But perhaps it's also the Dutch mentality. Our work is our work, not our life.

Very true too!!

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 12:34 PM

This is the way it should happen IMO, look at Charles for instance. Beatrix will have time for her family, her growing grandchildren and can guide her son and granddaughter.

ANNIE_S 01-28-2013 12:34 PM

I really don´t know how should I feel.
But, hey, better a new king for an abdication than one for death ;)

Ireally like Beatrix, but after Friso accident I guess she was wishing for calm and a paceful retirement. I like W-A and Maxima too, I guess she doesn´t have to worry in that sense, they will make a good king and queen.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 12:35 PM

@royalmusing: Willem-Alexander's succession would mean Margriet's 2 sons still in line cease to be dynasts

dazzling 01-28-2013 12:35 PM

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 'to abdicate for son'
bbc.co.uk

Emmily 01-28-2013 12:36 PM

WA and Maxima accompany Beatrice on so many overseas trips. I've always wondered why, but perhaps it's part of the "training?"

Elly C 01-28-2013 12:36 PM

"Bitter sweet" is an excellent way to describe this ( if the prediction is correct). I hope that Willem/Maxima feel ready to take on this. But as previous posts have informed, it is a tradition, so I guess it is something they have known was likely to happen.

PrincessofEurope 01-28-2013 12:37 PM

If this is abdication then definite mixed feelings - being from a country where the monarch is one for life i find the idea of abdicating strange. Beatrix to me seems such a great Queen and popular.

But im sure Willem and Maxima will be great monarchs as well - it will take time to get used to them by King and Queen when are the counterparts remain heirs. Hard to see them all having to bow or curtsey to WA and Maxima from now on.

Also think about Amaila being Princess of Orange then at such a young age and not at a stage to fulfil the duties required. There will be a gap in the house of Orange.

WA's will be a long reign and a long while before Amaila begins duties. It seems a shame that he teenage years she will be even more in spotlight as the heir

Charlotte_Aster 01-28-2013 12:37 PM

ZDF is also reporting that an abdication is very likely.
Königin Beatrix kündigt Ansprache an - Abdankung erwartet - heute-Nachrichten

Al_bina 01-28-2013 12:37 PM

Dutch Queen Beatrix 'to abdicate in favour of son' - Telegraph

Emmily 01-28-2013 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1510105)
@royalmusing: Willem-Alexander's succession would mean Margriet's 2 sons still in line cease to be dynasts

Really is this true? I thought his daughters were the next in line.

Laurentienne 01-28-2013 12:39 PM

It is sad if she abdicates, but she has done a wonderful job for close to 33 years as a Queen and everything she did before those years.

(Of course if they have made a desiscion about Friso or so it might also be a nice way to announce it like this. But I think this is not about him. At least I hope not.)

It is kind of sad because I kind of grew up with her as the Queen, but Willem-Alexander and Maxima will make a wonderful King and Queen of the Netherlands.

Charlotte_Aster 01-28-2013 12:40 PM

:previous:The triple A is still next in line,Emmily, however being in a dynast means belonging to the Dutch Royal House.

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emmily (Post 1510112)

Really is this true? I thought his daughters were the next in line.

That's not got anything to do with his daughters, Margriets two sons will cease to be in line for the throne. All has to do with proximity of blood to The Monarch.

dazzling 01-28-2013 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elly C (Post 1510108)
"Bitter sweet" is an excellent way to describe this ( if the prediction is correct). I hope that Willem/Maxima feel ready to take on this. But as previous posts have informed, it is a tradition, so I guess it is something they have known was likely to happen.

I would be pretty sure that the Queen has spoken to them both or at least her son. Im also sure the Queen wouldn't be doing it if she wasn't confident enough in them.

HRHHermione 01-28-2013 12:41 PM

Oh man, Queen Maxima will rock the jewel vault. It'll be so cool to see

Bine221 01-28-2013 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emmily (Post 1510112)
Really is this true? I thought his daughters were the next in line.

Well, Amalia will become Princess of Orange, then her sisters are coming as nos 2 and 3. Then Constantin, following by his children. And then...... the children of Beatrix sisters. So quite a long line to the throne.
BYe Bine

Dman 01-28-2013 12:45 PM

I know, this is very exciting and yet it will be sad to see Beatrix step down.

Her_Majesty 01-28-2013 12:45 PM

Wow this is so exiting! :w00t:

Lumutqueen 01-28-2013 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bine221 (Post 1510121)
And then...... the children of Beatrix sister. So quite a long line to the throne.
BYe Bine

When WA becomes King, Maurits and Bernhard will have no succession rights.

IloveCP 01-28-2013 12:46 PM

Correct me if I am wrong but, if she abdicates, Willem-Alexander will be King Willem VI and Catharina-Amalia will be the Princess of Orange (first female with this title in her own right).

FasterB 01-28-2013 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Molly2101 (Post 1510092)
Quote:

Originally Posted by IloveCP (Post 1510048)
If that's so, that and Amalia will become an heir at 9!

Charles was an heir at 4 or 5.

And CP Frederik was an heir at the age of 3 years.


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