Dutch Queen Beatrix announces she is to abdicate

Jan 28, 2013 Full story: Anchorage Daily News

The announcement, in a nationally televised speech, signaled an end to the reign of one of Europe's longest-serving monarchs, whose time on the throne was marked by tumultuous shifts in Dutch society and, more recently, by personal tragedy.

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Puddle

Shanghai, China

#1 Jan 28, 2013
Great news, maybe now her family can get a job like the rest of us
DENG

Nanjing, China

#2 Jan 29, 2013
ANOTHER SECRET JEW IN THE WORLD RETIRES FROM POLITICS.

“So long to you, Righties”

Since: Jan 12

keep suckin' and whiffin'!

#3 Jan 30, 2013
DuNG wrote:
ANOTHER SECRET JEW IN THE WORLD RETIRES FROM POLITICS.
The Han are a mongrel race, probably why they're racist or anti-Semitic toward everyone else.

“So long to you, Righties”

Since: Jan 12

keep suckin' and whiffin'!

#4 Jan 30, 2013
Classy move by the Queen here, abdicating with years left to enjoy her life in favor of a son who's more than ready to assume the role. And a laid-back, unpretentious monarchy in a nation which reespects it, too.

Britain and QE2 could learn a lot from their example. I know that Liz doesn't want Camilla sitting next to a King Charles and acting like a queen, but it's time to make the move. Cut back on those royal monies and estates, too. It's the 21st century, after all.

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