THE NETHERLANDS: A Pink House Of Orange?

The Lockheed scandal may prove to be the worst thing to happen to the Dutch monarchy since Parliament took over effective governing power from King Willem II in 1848. More and more Dutchmen are wondering whether their much beloved Queen Juliana will abdicate in the wake of accusations that her husband, Prince Bernhard, took $1.1 million from Lockheed to influence government decisions regarding the Starfighter jets used by the Dutch air force. Should that happen, the monarchy would fall to Juliana's daughter Beatrix, 38, and her husband. Prince Claus, 49.

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