Netherlands Queen

January 29, 2013 - 1:31 PM
FILE - In a re-crop of this Monday Oct. 30, 2006 file photo, Dutch Queen Beatrix is seen during a state banquet in at Royal Palace Noordeinde in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch Queen announced her abdication in a prerecorded speech in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday Jan. 28, 2013. Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, has ruled the nation of 16 million for more than 32 years and would be succeeded by her eldest son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)