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Former Dutch queen Beatrix breaks cheek bone

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Princess Beatrix, the former Dutch queen, has undergone surgery after falling and breaking a cheekbone, the Royal House announced Sunday. Beatrix, 75, was operated on Sunday morning after the fall and will remain hospitalized for a few days. After 33 years on the throne, Beatrix …

Egypt’s Princess Fawzia dies at 92

CAIRO (AP) — Princess Fawzia, a member of Egypt’s last royal family and the first wife of Iran’s later-deposed monarch, has died, Iranian opposition groups said. She was 92. Fawzia died Tuesday in Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, the Paris-based opposition groups said, but no cause of death was …

Dutch republicans want new king to take a pay cut

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch republicans have a message for the Netherlands’ Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, who will become king when his mother Queen Beatrix abdicates at the end of April: you’re not worth it. Hans Maessen of the New Republican Fellowship — which seeks to abolish the monarchy — said Monday …

UK monarch skips Abbey event after illness

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace officials say Queen Elizabeth II will skip an event at Westminister Abbey as she continues her recovery after a brief illness. Officials said Monday the monarch is still getting over a bout of gastroenteritis that led to her first hospitalization in a decade. However, the …

British queen heading back to work after illness

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace officials say Queen Elizabeth II will resume her royal duties next week after a brief illness. Officials said Friday the queen and her husband Prince Philip plan to attend a Westminster Abbey service Monday to mark Commonwealth Day with another event scheduled later in the …