Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrates her 83rd birthday on Sunday, 31 January 2021.

Princess Beatrix in 2020. Photo: © RVD – Jeroen van der Meyde

The Government Information Service (RVD) has released new photos by Jeroen van der Meyde to mark the occasion.

Princess Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld’s eldest daughter, was born on 31 January 1938 in the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn.

She married German diplomat Claus von Amsberg on 10 March 1966. They had three sons, King Willem-Alexander, Prince Johan Friso, who died in 2013, and Prince Constantijn.

Claus died on 6 October 2005, after 39 years of marriage.

Princess Beatrix in 2020. Photo: © RVD – Jeroen van der Meyde

Princess Beatrix was Queen of the Netherlands for 33 years, from 1980 until her abdication in 2013. On 30 April 2013, Princess Beatrix was succeeded by her eldest son Willem-Alexander.

She celebrated her Silver Jubilee on 30 April 2005.

Princess Beatrix still carries out official duties on the royal family’s behalf and still has many opportunities to meet members of the public.

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