Banquet Marks Queen Beatrix's Abdication


A stream of royals, international dignitaries and Dutch politicians arrived on Monday evening (April 29) in Amsterdam for a banquet to mark Beatrix's last evening as queen of the Netherlands. The banquet took place in Amsterdam's world famous newly renovated Rijksmuseum. Wearing a light purple gown, Queen Beatrix was flanked by her son, future king Willem-Alexander and his wife Princess Maxima in a bright red gown.