Published On: Mon, Jan 28th, 2013

Queen abidcates the throne in favor of her son Willem-Alexander

THE HAGUE – Queen Beatrix announced that she abdicates the throne in favor of her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander on April 30, 2013.

The Government Information Service (RVD) reported on Monday at the end of the day that a recorded message from the Queen will be broadcast on radio and television. The topic of the speech was formally announced.

Beatrix was crowned queen on April 30, 1980.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will react after the speech of Queen Beatrix in a speech which is also broadcast on radio and television. He will do so from the Turret in The Hague in a recently recorded message.

 

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