Yesterday (30th of April 2013) the world watched as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands formally ended her reign 33 years to the day since it had begun following the abdication of her mother, Queen Juliana.
Immediately following Queen Beatrix signing the instrument of abdication her son Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange became King Willem-Alexander alongside his wife the new Queen Máxima.
During the abdication process, HotMonarchy was lucky enough to run a liveblog via partner Royal Central’s website. To see the live blog which is now archived, simply visit their website.
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