Willem-Alexander became the first Dutch king in more than 120 years on Tuesday as his mother, Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne, ending 33 years as the country's monarch.
The 75-year-old monarch handed over power in a constitutionally ordained ceremony in the Mozes Hall of the royal palace in Amsterdam. The transfer became official as she signed the "instrument of abdication" that means she will now be known as Princess Beatrix.
Cheers erupted from crowds gathered outside the palace who were watching proceedings on a big screen as the queen signed the document. CNN's Max Foster reported that many in the Netherlands had been partying well into the night.FULL STORY
Do you really mind so much @ saywhat? This is just another deflection to the US citizens of things going on in our own country.
We can read all these silly stories and forget about all the serious things going on, or in most cases, NOT going on, in our own country that affect each and every one of us.
How fortunate a country is to have a benign monarch!
Also, how fortunate the world is to have the enlightened people of the Netherlands!
I agree, JIF. From everything I have gathered, it is a wonderful place.
I wish the Pricess many happy Golden years.
I never posted on this thread@chrissy & folks.
Must have been the troll.
Must have been the troll @chrissy.
I never posted on this thread.
pardon the repeat.
My felicitations & well wishes for the people of Netherland.
The only thing the troll said was you were blocked lol.
This king stuff is dumb. There are people that are dying from all kinds of things. Come on
File Under: Liberia
Filed Under: Uncategorized?
File Under: Governmental Monarchies / Nertherlands .....IDIOT!!!
File under *fluff news* lol.
Fluffy not Stuffy
Exactly lol. Same as nonsense!
And about as newsworthy as humpty dumpty!
Notice the only thing in thats perfectly round is our eyes and earth and other planets. After life we see earth getting smaller and.smaller as we approach the heavens.