Nightly News   |  January 28, 2013

Dutch Queen to resign throne for son

After three decades, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is stepping aside so that her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, can become the Netherlands’ first king in more than century. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> queen bee acontribution of the netherlands announced today she plans to step aside after 33 years as queen, abdicating the throne so her son, the crown prince, can become that nation's first king in over a century. in a related story, prince charles has been second in line to the british throne for 61 years. fresh off her diamond jubilee , of course, his mother, queen elizabeth , is showing no signs of slowing down.