Dutch Queen Beatrix to abdicate in April 2013

Just an interesting tidbit from DutchNews.

I know almost nothing about the monarchies and monarchs of continental Europe, possibly because they are so low-key. The only time we hear anything about them is if one of them  dies or one of the younger royals gets hitched.

I almost got to see Queen Beatrix in 2002 when Dad and I found ourselves in the Netherlands on Orange Day, the Queen’s official birthday. We watched TV coverage of the parades and other festivities thrown by the Dutch for their beloved queen.

Here is translation of Queen Beatrix’s abdication announcement.

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