Willem Alexander

  • 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...