FILE - In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Crown Prince Willem Alexander, his wife Princess Maxima, and Dutch Queen Beatrix, right, listen to singing children during festivities marking Queen's Day in Rhenen, central Netherlands. Queen Beatrix announced she is to abdicate in favor of Crown Prince Willem Alexander during a nationally televised speech Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, has ruled the nation of 16 million for more than 32 years and would be succeeded by her eldest son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

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FILE - In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Crown Prince Willem Alexander, his wife Princess Maxima, and Dutch Queen Beatrix, right, listen to singing children during festivities marking Queen's Day in Rhenen, central Netherlands. Queen Beatrix announced she is to abdicate in favor of Crown Prince Willem Alexander during a nationally televised speech Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, has ruled the nation of 16 million for more than 32 years and would be succeeded by her eldest son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
FILE - In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Crown Prince Willem Alexander, his wife Princess Maxima, and Dutch Queen Beatrix, right, listen to singing children during festivities marking Queen's Day in Rhenen, central Netherlands. Queen Beatrix announced she is to abdicate in favor of Crown Prince Willem Alexander during a nationally televised speech Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, has ruled the nation of 16 million for more than 32 years and would be succeeded by her eldest son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
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