20 August 2009


Beatrix was born on January 31, 1938 as the first child of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. She has 3 younger sisters: Margriet, Irene and Christina. On March 10, 1966, she married to diplomat Claus von Amsberg. They have 3 sons: Willem Alexander, Johan Friso and Constantijn. Willem Alexander since he is the eldest will succeed his mother in time. Initially, there was quite some opposition to the marriage. With fresh memories of the Second World War, a part of Dutch people didn't appreciate a German prince. As time went on, however Claus became one of the most popular members of the Dutch monarchy and his death in 2002 was widely mourned.
When Beatrix was a young girl, the Dutch royal family fled the German invasion of the Netherlands in World War 2 moving to Great Britain in May 1940 and then to Ottawa, Canada. They returned home in 1945.
In Canada, Princess Beatrix had attended nursery and primary school. On her return to the Netherlands, she continued her primary education at the Workshop (De Werkplaats), Kees Boeke's progressive school in Bilthoven. In April 1950, Princess Beatrix entered the Incrementum, part of Baarns Lyceum, where she passed her school-leaving examinations in arts subjects and classics in 1956.
Beatrix began her university studies the same yeat at Leiden UNiversity. In her first years she attended lectures in sociology, jurisprudence, economics, parliamentary history and constitutional law. In the course of her studies she also attended lectures on the cultures of Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles, the Charter of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, international affairs and law, history and European law. In 1959, she passed her preliminary examanition in law, and she obtained her law degree in July 1961.
On April 30 1980 she was crowned QUEEN of the NETHERLANDS. She lives in the Hague at Palace "Huis ten Bosch".
Many speculations that she will give her throne to her son Prince Willem Alexander next year. If that will happen it will be the biggest event of the year. We will just wait and see.
Who will succeed Queen's Betrix throne? and why?
What is monarchy?
What form of government you have in your country?

1 smart remarks:

Anonymous,  Wednesday, November 11, 2009  

Text: On April 30 1980 she was crowned QUEEN of the Netherlands: I am sorry to say that Dutch Kings & Queens are never crowned but installed dutch: ingehuldigd) by taking the oath on the Constitution. The Royal state crown, R-sceptre, R-Orb, R-Sword, the Dutch constitution & the State flag (het Koninklijk Vaandel) are all present in "de Nieuwe Kerk" merely as a symbol of the Royal status and position of the new King or Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which consists of The Netherlands & the Netherlands Antilles.
Quirinus X. Heim - A'frt

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I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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