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Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:51:01 PM »
HM Queen Beatrix tonight has announced her Abdication on April 30th,Queensday.

We all here understand her,but still regret to see her go,she did/does a formidable job.

HRH The Prince of Orange will be Enthroned at the Nieuwe Kerk,Amsterdam,the venue as stated in the Constitution,
he and his spouse will be known as TM King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima.

God Bless Them.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2013, 08:30:21 AM by Lucien »
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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 01:01:15 PM »

God Bless Them.

.......As well as their present and future people/s.              Kind regards,   AP.

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Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 03:54:38 PM »

HM Queen Beatrix tonight has announced her Abdication on April 30th,Queensday.

We all here understand her,but still regret to see her go,she did/does a formidable job.

HRH The Prince of Orange will be Enthroned at the Nieuwe Kerk,Amsterdam,the venue as stated in the Constitution,
he and his spouse will be known as HM King Willem IV Alexander and Queen Máxima.

God Bless Them.


Thank you Aleksandr Pavlovich!

HM Queen Beatrix over time

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-01-2013%20Retro


The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima will be known as TM King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima.

Queensday will cease to exist,instead we will have Kingsday as of 2014 on the birthday of then King Willem Alexander,April 27th.

For the time being Their future Majesties will remain in residence at the Villa Eikenhorst,but will eventually move into Huis ten Bosch Palace
where HM Queen Beatrix holds residence at present until after the Abdication as she then will move to her own private castle of Drakensteyn.
Huis ten Bosch Palce will be immediatly used for official functions.

From the moment of the signing of the Abdication,not only will Alexander be King,but his eldest child and daughter
Princess Catharina-Amalia will be known as HRH The Princess of Orange,a title for the Heir to the Throne only.

HM Queen Beatrix will be known again as HRH Princess Beatrix,as is custom here.

TM will tour all 12 Provinces as well as the Dutch Caribbean countries Curacao,Aruba and St.Maarten as well as the
Municipalities of Bonaire,Saba and Eustatia within their first year as Royal couple.

Dresscode for the Inthronisation:

King Willem-Alexander in white tie with Coronation Robe,Queen Máxima "long robes and diademe".

HRH The Prince of Orange has resigned as a Member of the International Olympic Committee and most
of his other functions as his position as Monarch does not allow to hold them any longer.


A commemorative banner was designed:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-01-2013%20Vlag

All hotels in Amsterdam are already booked for the 20th and 30th of april.

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1399007

All papers here today were extremely positive of the Queens Reign,very much so!!
So deserved!!

Even in Parliament today all agreed HM did a splendid job and there is huge respect and ,well,love throughout.
We've all expected it for years that this woud happen one time,but now it did,it came as a sort of shock
still.But everybody here,really all,so wish for her to have a great time and do what and if she pleases,
her work as an artist f.e.,her being a grandmother of 8 grandchildren,if nothing else then they will keep
her busy


« Last Edit: April 06, 2013, 08:31:24 AM by Lucien »
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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 08:44:46 PM »
Queen Beatrix's abdication is part of a tradition in The Netherlands dating from the reign of her grandmother, Queen Wilhelmina

http://www.royalhistorian.com/queen-beatrix-of-the-netherlands-to-abdicate-on-april-30-2013/

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Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 10:43:04 AM »

HM Queen Beatrix tonight has announced her Abdication on April 30th,Queensday.

We all here understand her,but still regret to see her go,she did/does a formidable job.

HRH The Prince of Orange will be Enthroned at the Nieuwe Kerk,Amsterdam,the venue as stated in the Constitution,
he and his spouse will be known as HM King Willem IV Alexander and Queen Máxima.

God Bless Them.

HM Queen Beatrix over time

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=28-01-2013%20Retro


The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima will be known as TM King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima.

Queensday will cease to exist,instead we will have Kingsday as of 2014 on the birthday of then King Willem Alexander,April 27th.

For the time being Their future Majesties will remain in residence at the Villa Eikenhorst,but will eventually move into Huis ten Bosch Palace
where HM Queen Beatrix holds residence at present until after the Abdication as she then will move to her own private castle of Drakensteyn.
Huis ten Bosch Palce will be immediatly used for official functions.

From the moment of the signing of the Abdication,not only will Alexander be King,but his eldest child and daughter
Princess Catharina-Amalia will be known as HRH The Princess of Orange,a title for the Heir to the Throne only.

HM Queen Beatrix will be known again as HRH Princess Beatrix,as is custom here.

TM will tour all 12 Provinces as well as the Dutch Caribbean countries Curacao,Aruba and St.Maarten as well as the
Municipalities of Bonaire,Saba and Eustatia within their first year as Royal couple.

Dresscode for the Inthronisation:

King Willem-Alexander in white tie with Coronation Robe,Queen Máxima "long robes and diademe".

HRH The Prince of Orange has resigned as a Member of the International Olympic Committee and most
of his other functions as his position as Monarch does not allow to hold them any longer.


A commemorative banner was designed:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=29-01-2013%20Vlag

All hotels in Amsterdam are already booked for the 20th and 30th of april.

http://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1399007

All papers here today were extremely positive of the Queens Reign,very much so!!
So deserved!!

Even in Parliament today all agreed HM did a splendid job and there is huge respect and ,well,love throughout.
We've all expected it for years that this woud happen one time,but now it did,it came as a sort of shock
still.But everybody here,really all,so wish for her to have a great time and do what and if she pleases,
her work as an artist f.e.,her being a grandmother of 8 grandchildren,if nothing else then they will keep
her busy

http://www.anpfoto.nl/breaking/event.pp?eventid=1398012&flush=1

courtesy ANP
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 04:20:27 AM »
http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/globale-paginas/taalrubrieken/english/news/

More information on preparations on the forthcoming Abdication & Enthronement
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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 05:34:50 AM »
Many Thanks Lucien for all these links. I am a fan of the Dutch monarchy and I adore Maxima and Wilhelm

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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 11:48:01 AM »
Many Thanks Lucien for all these links. I am a fan of the Dutch monarchy and I adore Maxima and Wilhelm

Merci Thierry!Máxima and Willem are widely respected and loved here as well.

Some more on preparations and floorplans etc..

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=30-01-2013%20Koninklijk

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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 07:35:58 AM »
The Dutch royal family rarely makes the news over here (most recently in connection with Prince Friso's accident), but what we do see shows sensible and hard-working people who are devoted to public service.

Coming from a country whose monarchs don't abdicate, I am a bit in two minds about Queen Beatrix abdicating, but it is clearly in accordance with established practice in the Netherlands, and I hope she enjoys many more healthy years and the new King Willem Alexander has a long and properous reign.

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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 11:41:25 AM »
According to an announcement from the Royal Court, The new King and Queen will initially continue to live at Eikenhorst, before moving to Huis ten Bosch Palace once the Queen (then Princess) moves out to her new home, Drakensteyn Castle in Lage Vuursche.

Prior to this announcement, I'd never heard of Drakensteyn Castle before.  I did manage to find a Wikipedia article online about it, and learned that Queen Beatrix acquired the castle in 1959 and had it renovated, then lived there with her husband, Prince Claus, and her three sons from 1963 until their move in 1981 to Huis ten Bosch Palace.  It looks like a quaint property, but seems quite small as home to a former monarch.  Does anyone have any other information or pictures of this property?


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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 04:24:43 AM »
According to an announcement from the Royal Court, The new King and Queen will initially continue to live at Eikenhorst, before moving to Huis ten Bosch Palace once the Queen (then Princess) moves out to her new home, Drakensteyn Castle in Lage Vuursche.

Prior to this announcement, I'd never heard of Drakensteyn Castle before.  I did manage to find a Wikipedia article online about it, and learned that Queen Beatrix acquired the castle in 1959 and had it renovated, then lived there with her husband, Prince Claus, and her three sons from 1963 until their move in 1981 to Huis ten Bosch Palace.  It looks like a quaint property, but seems quite small as home to a former monarch.  Does anyone have any other information or pictures of this property?



Oh but ofcourse.And Drakensteyn is a wellknown name in The Netherlands always referring to the Queen,or soon to be Princess again.
The time the family of Princess,and later Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus spend at Drakensteyn is always recalled by each as the happyest time.

There's this wonderfull link,in spanish...But polyglots as we all are ...grin..:

http://residenciashistoricas.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/castillo-de-drakensteyn.html

It really is a lovely place,and big enough for one.It has undergone extensive renovation works,the castle as well as the grounds
in recent years,and it has always been known that HM after an Abdication would move back to Drakensteyn,her sole private possession,
acquired when in her late teens she wished a home of her own,and since known to all Dutch.What special requirements does a home of
a former Monarch need?A roof and a bed..c'est ca...and some exquisite comfort...grin...And absolute privacy !

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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 07:30:59 AM »
Thank you Lucien for the information and the link to that website with such wonderful photos of the castle.  I agree it is lovely, and seems larger and more comfortable from the inside than it appeared in photos from the outside.   

For one person it is more than adequate, but I suppose my observation of its modest size is because I automatically wonder what size of household the future Princess Beatrix will maintain in her retirement.  I assume she will still have private secretaries and other support staff to organize her schedule and administer her affairs,  a security detail to guard her, and some amount of domestic staff (cook, housekeeper, driver, gardeners, etc.).  Not to mention, family / friends and official guests visiting her throughout the year. 

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 09:17:01 AM »
Just the place! Lovely grounds, and a pleasant interior.

I for one am wishing the new King a long and happy reign, and his mother a long and happy retirement.

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Re: Abdication of HM Queen Beatrix on april 30th 2013
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 09:27:12 AM »

I for one am wishing the new King a long and happy reign, and his mother a long and happy retirement.

Ann

I second that!