Dutch Queen Beatrix to abdicate in favour of son

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to abdicate in favour of her son Prince Willem-Alexander – an event which is being celebrated across the nation. Queen Beatrix, 75, will sign the instrument of abdication in Amsterdam after 33 years on the throne. Willem-Alexander, 46, will then become the country’s first king since Willem III, who died in 1890. Huge crowds of orange-clad partygoers are expected to flood the capital, to pay tribute to the popular queen. ‘Heart-warming affection’ Queen Beatrix will relinquish the throne at a short ceremony in the Royal Palace on Tuesday…

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