Reports: Dutch Queen Beatrix to abdicate

Queen Beatrix of Netherland
Queen Beatrix of Netherland Credit: PA

Dutch Queen Beatrix is expected to announce her abdication in favour of Prince Willem-Alexander according to Dutch media reports.

The Dutch Royal household has confirmed Queen Beatrix is to address the nation this evening.

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Dutch queen to abdicate

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