to abdicate (verb), an abdication (noun SUBSTANTIIVI): LUOPUA KRUUNUSTA
In April 2013, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in favour of her son.
To the cheers HURRAAHUUTTO of tens of thousands of people crammed AHTAA shoulder to shoulder outside the royal palace here, Willem-Alexander of the House of Orange-Nassau became the Netherlands’ first king in 123 years on Tuesday as his mother, Queen Beatrix, ended a 33-year reign HALLINTOKAUSI with the stroke VETO of a pen, signing the act of abdication in an ornate KORISTEELLINEN chamber at the palace.
(Read more in the New York Times)
The King of the Belgians, Albert II, has announced his abdication. In a national televised TELEVISIOIDA address PUHE, the 79-year-old monarch HALLITSIJA said he would step down in favour of his son Crown Prince Philippe, 53, on 21 July, Belgium’s national day.
(Watch the video on the BBC News – French audio, English subtitles)
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