Dutch Queen to abdicate in favour of her son

Prince Willem-Alexander will become the Netherlands' first king since Willem III, who died in 1890.

    The Netherlands will have its first king after more than 120 years.

    Queen Beatrix is abdicating after thirty years as head of state in favour of her eldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander, who will become the first Dutch king since 1890.

    The Queen will revert to the title of Princess, but not until the official handover, on April 30.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    North Korea's nuclear weapons: Here is what we know

    North Korea's nuclear weapons