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Beatrix

(bē`ətrĭks, bē-ă`trĭks), 1938–, queen of the Netherlands (1980–2013). The oldest daughter of Queen JulianaJuliana
, 1909–2004, queen of the Netherlands (1948–80). She succeeded on the abdication of her mother, Queen Wilhelmina. A popular monarch, she married (1937) Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911–2004), with whom she had four daughters.
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 of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, she received a law degree from the Univ. of Leyden (1961). In 1966 her marriage to German diplomat Claus von Amsberg, once a member of the Hitler Youth and the German army but cleared of charges by an Allied court, caused considerable controversy. The following year she gave birth to a son, Willem Alexander Claus, the first male heir in the line of succession since 1884; she also has two other sons. In 1980, Juliana abdicated in favor of Beatrix; Beatrix abdicated in 2013 in favor of her son, who became King Willem-AlexanderWillem-Alexander,
1967–, king of the Netherlands, eldest son of Queen Beatrix. He served (1985–87) in the navy and graduated (1993)from Leiden Univ.; he has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1998.
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Beatrix

full name Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard. born 1938, queen of the Netherlands from 1980
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During 2012 the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque received a number of important official visits including Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, Queen of the Netherlands, Prince Willem Alexander, Crown Prince and his wife Princess Maxima; Atifete Jahjaga, the President of Kosovo, and Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his wife.
Summary: DUBAI - His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received Her Majesty Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of the Netherlands and the delegation accompanying her at Zabeel Palace here on Monday.
Summary: DUBAI - Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received today at the Zabeel Palace in Dubai, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard of the Netherlands and the delegation accompanying her.