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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands smiles during a photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of in Lech. While the announcement on Thursday, May 4, 2017 of Britain’s Prince Philip’s plan to retire in the fall came as a surprise, for some of the world’s royal families easing out of the public eye is seen as a normal way of ending their public service and handing the reins to a new generation. For others, being a royal really is a job for life. After 33 years on the throne, former queen, now Princess Beatrix has been enjoying plenty of downtime since she abdicated in 2013 in favor of her eldest son, Willem-Alexander. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, file)

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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)

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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)