Tash Posted January 28, 2013 Share Posted January 28, 2013 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to address nation Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to make a televised announcement, amid speculation in local media that she will abdicate the throne. The queen, who is approaching her 75th birthday, will address the nation at 19:00 local time (18:00 GMT), the royal household said in a statement. Unconfirmed Dutch reports say she will announce her abdication in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. Queen Beatrix has been head of state since 1980, when her mother abdicated. link Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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