Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
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Queen Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard) reigned as Queen of the Netherlands from 1980 until her abdication in 2013. The eldest daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, she 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: Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands (b. 1967), Prince Friso (1968-2013) and Prince Constantijn (b. 1969). In 2013, she abdicated in favour of her eldest son Willem-Alexander.

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