Queen Beatrix

  • Willem-Alexander 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 once-in-a-generation milestone for the country's ruling House of Orange-Nassau: after a 33-year reign, Queen Beatrix abdicated in favour of her eldest son, Willem-Alexander. At 46, King Willem-Alexander is the youngest monarch in...
  • Dutch King Willem-Alexander succeeds mother Beatrix April 30, 2013

    Amsterdam: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated on Tuesday, handing over to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, who became the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years. An estimated 25,000 well-wishers 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,...