Dutch Queen Beatrix to abdicate in favour of son
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to abdicate in favour of her son Prince Willem-Alexander - an event which is being celebrated across the nation.
Queen Beatrix, 75, will sign the instrument of abdication in Amsterdam after 33 years on the throne.
Willem-Alexander, 46, will then become the country's first king since Willem III, who died in 1890.
Matthew Price reports from Amsterdam.
30 Apr 2013
- From the section Europe