Royal gets surgery after she breaks cheek bone

2013-09-23 12:23

Princess Beatrix, the former Dutch queen, underwent surgery after falling and breaking her cheekbone.


Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated her throne to her son Willem-Alexander at Royal Palace in Amsterdam on Tuesday. See all the pictures.

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Amsterdam preps for queen's farewell

2013-04-29 15:36

The streets of Amsterdam has began to turn orange in honour of The Netherlands' ruling House of Oranje-Nassau, as officials prepare for a once-in-a-generation rotation of royal titles.

UK queen not likely to follow Dutch

2013-01-29 20:02

One European queen has announced her retirement. Any chance Europe's most famous queen - Elizabeth II of Britain - might join her? Not likely, experts say.

Dutch prince 'still not out of danger'

2012-02-18 14:25

Prince Johan Friso, son of Dutch Queen Beatrix has spent a "calm night" in an Austrian hospital, but is still not out of danger after being seriously injured in an avalanche while skiing.

Dutch prince injured in avalanche - report

2012-02-17 18:05

A son of Dutch Queen Beatrix, Prince Johan Friso, was injured in an avalanche while skiing in the western Austrian resort of Lech, a report says.


Beatrix: Queen who retires a princess

2013-04-30 11:04

The Netherlands' queen Beatrix, who has reverted to a princess after abdicating in favour of her son King Willem-Alexander, has won many Dutch hearts in her 33 years on the throne.


Royals from around the world gathered in the Netherlands for a dinner reception ahead of the Dutch monarch's abdication on Tuesday. Watch.

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Less influence for new king of Netherlands

2013-04-24 16:51

The Dutch will have their first king in more than 120 years when Willem-Alexander succeeds his mother Queen Beatrix, bringing a more hands-off style to the throne.

Queen Beatrix abdicates

2013-01-28 19:47

Dutch Queen Beatrix is abdicating in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, who will become king on 30 April.

Austria avalanche: Dutch prince critical

2012-02-17 20:16

Dutch Prince Johan Friso is in critical but stable condition in an Innsbruck hospital's intensive care unit after an avalanche buried him while he was skiing off piste in the Austrian alps.

Indian claim against Dutch Queen rejected

2011-02-08 16:22

An Indian judge has thrown out a claim for damages against the Queen of the Netherlands over a ship that capsized more than 20 years ago, say reports.

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