Dutch Queen Beatrix announces in a television broadcast that she will abdicate on April 30 during a speech prerecorded in The Hague on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, has ruled the nation of 16 million for more than 32 years and will be succeeded by her eldest son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. (AP Photo/NOS Television/Peter Dejong)

Photo by: PETER DEJONG

Dutch Queen Beatrix announces in a television broadcast that she will abdicate on April 30 during a speech prerecorded in The Hague on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, has ruled the nation of 16 million for more than 32 years and will be succeeded by her eldest son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. (AP Photo/NOS Television/Peter Dejong)