Royal Week in Review – May 4, 2013

Queen Beatrix signs abdication

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands signs the Act of Abdication on April 30, 2013 as her son Willem-Alexander and his wife, Máxima, look on. Photo source: Het Koninklijk Huis. Photo © ANP.

This week, an all-Dutch edition of the Royal Week in Review!

Monarch Thanks Her People
Queen Beatrix makes farewell address on eve of abdication (video)

The Act of Abdication Is Signed
Queen Beatrix abdicates throne (video)

The Scene Outside the Royal Palace
New Dutch king makes first appearance on balcony (video)

Investiture at Nieuwe Kerk (New Church)
King Willem-Alexander takes the oath (video)

Royals Take Part in Water Pageant
New King and Queen sail the canals of Amsterdam with young princesses (photos)

For many more articles about the Dutch abdication and investiture, plus photos and videos, and the rest of the week's royal news, visit the News page.

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