Beatrix of the Netherlands facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBeatrix
|Queen of the Netherlands|
|Queen Beatrix (28 January 2013)|
|Reign||30 April 1980 – 30 April 2013|
|Inauguration||30 April 1980|
|Spouse||Claus von Amsberg|
|Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard van Oranje-Nassau|
|Father||Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands|
|Mother||Juliana of the Netherlands|
|Born||31 January 1938
Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands
Beatrix is the eldest daughter of Queen Juliana and her husband, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. In 1948, she became heiress presumptive to the throne of the Netherlands. Her mother abdicated (gave up) the throne on 30 April 1980. Beatrix succeeded her as queen.
In January 2013, Beatrix announced that she would abdicate on 30 April 2013. This day is known as Koninginnedag (Queen's Day). Her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, succeeded to the throne as King. He is the first King of the Netherlands in 123 years.
Since her abdication, she is called Princess Beatrix.
Her younger sister Christina died of bone cancer on 16 August 2019.
Images for kids
Princess Beatrix and Queen Juliana in 1960
Queen Beatrix and President Vladimir Putin during his state visit to the Netherlands in 2005
Queen Beatrix and her son, Willem-Alexander in the Golden Coach on Prinsjesdag 2007, the day she gives the annual speech from the throne outlining the government's agenda for the upcoming parliamentary year.
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