Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced today that she will abdicate the throne in favor of her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. Announced today 1/28/13. The official abdication will take place April 30 (anniversary of her own ascension to the throne in 1980.
22 MARCH 2014 'State banquet at the Royal palace' State Visit from China to the Netherlands - Day 1 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima welcomed the Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at the airport of Schiphol, Amsterdam.
Prince Charles and Camilla fly the flag for Britain at Willem-Alexander's investiture