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Willem-Alexander sworn in as Dutch king

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 12:28

Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne on Tuesday to pave way for Williem-Alexander to the first Dutch King in over a century in once in a generation royalty shift.

Netherlands` Queen Beatrix gives farewell speech

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 09:12

The Netherlands` Queen Beatrix thanked her people on Monday and urged them to support her son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, in a final address before she abdicates and he takes over as king.

British queen not likely to follow Dutch example

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 21:10

One European queen has announced her retirement. Any chance Europe`s most famous queen, Elizabeth II of Britain, might join her?

Dutch Queen Beatrix announces abdication

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 00:26

Queen Beatrix of Netherlands has decided to abdicate to make way for her son, Prince Willem-Alexander.

Dutch Queen calls for September 12 elections

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 16:46

The Dutch Queen has called for national elections on September 12, leaving the country with only a caretaker government for more than four months.

Dutch Queen asks cabinet to okay fresh polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 14:18

Dutch Queen Beatrix has asked PM Mark Rutte`s outgoing cabinet to help dissolve Parliament, thereby setting the wheels in motion for fresh elections expected by September 12.

Dutch queen`s son seriously injured by avalanche

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 22:09

Prince Friso, 43, was in Lech along with other members of the royal family.