Stamps Catalog - Queen Beatrix, Netherlands

Queen Beatrix

Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, born 31 January 1938) is the Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands comprising the Netherlands, Cura├žao, Sint Maarten, and Aruba. She is the oldest daughter of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. She studied sociology at Leiden University. In 1966, she married Claus von Amsberg, with whom she had three children: Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau and Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands. When her mother Juliana stepped down on the 30 April 1980, Beatrix succeeded her as Queen of the Netherlands.

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