Queen Beatrix

  • WillemAlexander becomes new Dutch king May 1, 2013

    Amsterdam: Millions of Dutch people dressed in orange flocked to celebrations around the Netherlands in honour of a onceinageneration milestone for the country's ruling House of OrangeNassau: after a 33year reign, Queen Beatrix abdicated in favour of her eldest son, WillemAlexander. At 46, King WillemAlexander is the youngest monarch in...
  • Dutch King WillemAlexander succeeds mother Beatrix April 30, 2013

    Amsterdam: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated on Tuesday, handing over to her eldest son, WillemAlexander, who became the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years. An estimated 25,000 wellwishers cheered outside the Royal Palace in Amsterdam as the abdication and automatic succession were broadcast live. The crowds had...
  • In pics: Car rams into Dutch Queen's parade, kills 5 May 1, 2009

    A car ploughed into specatators during festivities marking Queen's Day in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Thursday, April 30, 2009. ...
  • Car hits crowd watching Dutch queen, kills 5 May 1, 2009

    Apeldoorn, (Netherlands): A Dutch driver careened through police barriers and plowed into a crowd of merrymakers cheering their popular queen on Thursday, in a premeditated assault on the royal family that killed five bystanders and injured 12, authorities said. The speeding car, already dented apparently from catapulting bystanders into the air,...