For the first time in more then a century the Netherlands will by reigned by a king again. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is said to renounce the throne today after 33 years in favor of her son crown prince Willem Alexander. Queen Beatrix succeeded her mother Queen Juliana on April 30th in 1980. Queen Juliana had succeeded Queen Wilhelmina, who in her turn succeeded the Queen-regent Emma. Prince Willem Alexander will be the first king of the Netherlands since 1890 (King Willem III). An official statement from Queen Beatrix is expected at 7pm local (Dutch) time. What remains is the question; will the traditional Dutch Holiday Queen's day, a day on which the nation turns orange and it's inhabitants go a little crazy on traditional games, food (poffertjes) & drinks (orange bitter) and festivities, remain or will tradition be broke and turned into the day of the King? My bet; see you all on Queens day 2013!
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