Saturday, January 14, 2017
Queen Beatrix 6.1.1981
Queen Beatrix (1938-)
Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, born 31 January 1938) reigned as Queen of the Netherlands from 1980 until her abdication in 2013, after a reign of exactly 33 years.
Beatrix is the eldest daughter of Queen Juliana and her husband, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Upon her mother's accession in 1948, she became heir presumptive. Beatrix attended a public primary school in Canada during World War II, and then finished her primary and secondary education in the Netherlands in the post-war period. In 1961, she received her law degree from Leiden University. In 1966, Beatrix married Claus von Amsberg, a German diplomat, with whom she had three children.When her mother abdicated on 30 April 1980, Beatrix succeeded her as queen.