Former Dutch queen Beatrix breaks cheek bone
Posted at: 09/22/2013 7:35 AM
(AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands - 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 was replaced as Dutch monarch on April 30 this year by her eldest son Willem-Alexander.
Following her abdication, she was named Princess Beatrix and continues to perform public duties.
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