Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands



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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

Amsterdam Vice takes place in the 1980 Amsterdam during the coronation of Princess Beatrix. Here we feature a brief profile on this Dutch monarch.

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, born on January 31, 1938, is a former queen of the Netherlands who ruled from 1980 to 2013. She is the daughter of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard, and is the first Dutch queen to abdicate in over a century. Princess Beatrix is widely known for her dedication to charitable causes, including education, the arts, and environmental issues.

Princess Beatrix began her reign in 1980, succeeding her mother, Queen Juliana. During her 33-year reign, Princess Beatrix focused on promoting Dutch culture and strengthening the country's relationships with other nations. She was also a strong advocate for environmental conservation, and was actively involved in efforts to protect the North Sea and other coastal ecosystems.

In addition to her philanthropic work, Princess Beatrix was known for her love of the arts. She was a patron of several cultural institutions in the Netherlands, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Dutch National Ballet, and the Rijksmuseum. Under her leadership, the arts flourished in the Netherlands, and many artists and musicians received international recognition.

In 2013, Princess Beatrix abdicated the throne in favor of her son, King Willem-Alexander. Since then, she has continued to play an active role in Dutch society and has maintained her dedication to charitable causes. She has been awarded several honors for her work, including the Grand Cross of the Order of the House of Orange and the Order of the Golden Ark.

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands is a beloved figure in the Netherlands and around the world. Her 33-year reign as queen was marked by her commitment to philanthropy, environmental conservation, and the arts, and her legacy will be remembered for generations to come.

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