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    Legendary! Xanjori's Avatar
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    The Queen to abdicate?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21237254

    It seems that Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands will give a speech in around 35minutes in which she is expected to announce her abdication in favour of her son Prince Wilhem-Alexander.

    The last 3 Dutch monarchs have all abdicated the throne, so I guess its not entirely a big deal by now.

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    Still a big deal to the Dutch I'd reckon; not every day a "monarchy" changes.

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    I came here not knowing the word "abdicate" and expecting something about the UK.

    I am disappointed

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    It's like retirement for old monarchs.

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    i myself being dutch never heard of the word: abdicate (neither dutch or english version)

    turns out it meant: giving up the throne in favor of the next in line, while still being alive.

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    lol I was soooo expecting something about Queen Elizabeth II when clicking this thread ^^

    Even though it has happened before, I would still imagine it as a big deal. It's an entire country changing monarch.
    Sometimes updated...

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    So for the first time in 123 years we'll have a king :O
    Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    lol I was soooo expecting something about Queen Elizabeth II when clicking this thread ^^

    Even though it has happened before, I would still imagine it as a big deal. It's an entire country changing monarch.
    That woman will find a way to come back from the dead and still keep the throne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regennis View Post
    That woman will find a way to come back from the dead and still keep the throne.
    On her day of reckoning she will take back the colonies and reveal herself as the supreme alien overlord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangodo View Post
    So for the first time in 123 years we'll have a king :O
    Awesome!
    And the last time, they breed female heirs.
    I am the King of Rome, and above grammar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangodo View Post
    So for the first time in 123 years we'll have a king :O
    Awesome!
    Whats this prince like?

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    I hope when Willem Alexander is going to be king he will say:
    "So come then, you heroes! Come in all your power and glory, for in the final hour all must serve the one.... true.... king."

    Now we will have Kingsday instead of Queensday. Need to get used to that.

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    I thought this thread was about Queen Elizabeth as well, but Regennis is probably right (don't you dare steal this for out-of-context usage):
    Quote Originally Posted by Regennis View Post
    That woman will find a way to come back from the dead and still keep the throne.
    Quote Originally Posted by Xanjori View Post
    Whats this prince like?
    This. I'm curious as well.
    [22:14] <+Lia> And why is Ruken molesting trees?
    [22:14] <@Rukentuts> Because they give me wood.
    [22:14] <+Lia> ...
    [22:14] <+Lia> worst pun ever
    [22:15] * Rukentuts boughs.

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    It's official, just heard the speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Xanjori View Post
    Whats this prince like?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem-...ince_of_Orange
    He's quite good, his mother 'trained' him.
    Last edited by Kangodo; 2013-01-28 at 06:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liagala View Post
    ...Regennis is...right
    Done and done. I bet the Queen would like me. Mothers usually dig me lol

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    We haven't had a leader with a good pair of balls for years. Prince Bernhard was the only one willing and daring to speak up when things went wrong instead of keeping silent and letting the prime ministers flush freely.

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    Yeah it's pretty big news here atm.

    Especially on this Dutch forum:

    http://forum.fok.nl/forum/3

    No it's not advertisiing. -_- It's just another forum but Dutch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookeh View Post
    We haven't had a leader with a good pair of balls for years. Prince Bernhard was the only one willing and daring to speak up when things went wrong instead of keeping silent and letting the prime ministers flush freely.
    Willem Alexander is a great man but I don't know if he really has the balls to speak up when our government is doing crap.

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    Pretty awesome news. It not everyday we have a new king hehe.

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    I expected this to be about UK, I am disappointed.

    Damn you, Xanjori!
    Close your eyes and smile.
    [15:53] <PizzaSHARK> you have such a cute accent! ^_^

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