Argentine aristocrat, Maxima Zorreguieta became today the new queen of the Netherlands and is preparing to hold the title of Queen Consort, with her husband, Willem Alexander, the first man on the throne in the Netherlands in more than one hundred years of female domain.
Shortly after 5 am, Queen Beatrix signed her abdication and became Princess, while his son Willem Alexander became the new King of the Netherlands.
Beside him, his wife Maxima became Queen Consort, which means that she only had access to royalty through marriage and inheritance not of royal blood. It means that if William died during his reign, his eldest daughter, Catherine Amelia Orange-Nassauerá, will become queen.
After a brief ceremony of introduction, Maxima and her husband, King Willem posed for the official picture. At the time of the official presentation before the people, Beatriz did the honors: ” “I am happy and grateful to introduce to you your new king, Willem-Alexander,” she told the cheering crowd, which chanted: “Bea bedankt” (“Thanks Bea”).”
“Dear mother, today you relinquished the throne, 33 moving and inspiring years. We are intensely, intensely grateful to you, said his son.
The new king said: “On behalf of the Queen of the Netherlands and the Caribbean, I thank you for your trust in us. Thank you very much”.