Dutch Queen Beatrix to abdicate in favor of her son

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, January 28, 2013 12:25 EDT
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Dutch Queen Beatrix seen here during a four-day visit to Germany on April 13, 2011. (AFP)
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Dutch Queen Beatrix is expected to announce later Monday her abdication in favour of her son, Dutch media reported Monday.

Beatrix, who turns 75 on Wednesday, will abdicate “in favour of her son Willem-Alexander,” after an almost 33-year reign, Dutch news agency ANP said, quoting sources close to the court.

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