As Queen Beatrix plans to abdicate in just a few short months, there will be many changes taking place behind the scenes, in order to prepare for a new King.
On the same day that the Queen abdicates, His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange will become King Willem-Alexander, and Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands will become Queen Máxima. As soon as the Prince of Orange ascends the throne, his eldest child, Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia, will be the first in line to the throne. She will then become the Princess of Orange. After abdicating, Queen Beatrix will be called Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands.
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