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Beatrix of the Netherlands

Beatrix of the Netherlands
Queen Beatrix in 2008
Issue
NameBeatrix
Queen of the Netherlands
Reign30 April 1980 present
( )
PredecessorJuliana
SuccessorWillem-Alexander, Prince of Orange
RegentSee list
SpouseClaus von Amsberg
m. 1966 - 2002 (his death)
Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange
Prince Friso
Prince Constantijn
Full nameBeatrix Wilhelmina Armgard
HouseHouse of Orange-Nassau
FatherBernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
MotherJuliana of the Netherlands
ReligionChristian (Protestant Church in the Netherlands)

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Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard; born 31 January 1938) is the Queen Regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands comprising the Netherlands, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and Aruba. She is the first daughter of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She studied law at Leiden University. In 1966, she married Claus von Amsberg, with whom she had three children: Prince Willem-Alexander (born 1967), Prince Friso (born 1968), and Prince Constantijn (born 1969). When her mother Juliana abdicated on 30 April 1980, Beatrix succeeded her as Queen of the Netherlands. On 6 October 2002 Prince Claus of the Netherlands died.


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