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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.
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2013 22:54

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.

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