Wednesday, 31 January 2007
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is celebrating her 69th birthday today. Here she is seen with her 7 grand children, 6 girls and one boy. It seems the next generation of the royal family will be dominated by females. The Queen has 3 sisters, but their offspring is mainly male. So far, the Dutch royal family has behaved relatively well and compared to the UK our scandals are small and boring. Approval ratings are very high and only very few Dutch people would want to get rid of the Royals. They don't have much real power so as far as I am concerned as long as they behave they can stay. Congratulations Majesty!