Prince Willem-Alexander to become new Dutch King

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander Credit: Reuters

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.

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander: The future King of the Netherlands.

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Dutch queen to abdicate

Dutch Queen Beatrix has said she will abdicate the throne on April 30th.