Addressing the Netherlands on television and radio Queen Beatrix has said she will abdicate the throne in favour of her eldest son Prince Willem-Alexander.
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander will become the King of the Netherlands on 30th April she said, adding that she considered he was ready for the role.
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