Even after she abdicated
, the Dutch people continued to celebrate their national holiday on her birthday rather than that of Queen Beatrix, partly out of respect and partly because her spring birthday was more suitable for outdoor celebrations.
In fact, many monarchs around the world have abdicated
in their older age to pass on power to younger members of their family.
In his first speech as king shortly after his father King Albert II abdicated
, Philippe made no attempt to paper over those cracks, instead casting the country's division between its six million Dutch-speaking Flemings and 4.
The government has abdicated
its responsibility, and left the poor chief constables and their officers to police our communities on the cheap
Now the "new" Conservative party has abdicated
any moral responsibility for the child ripped from its mother's womb.
Last Friday, King Sihanouk publicly declared he is ready to abdicate if a majority of parliamentary members want him to do so, but he stressed that he would not seek any political role in Cambodia even if he abdicated
Omitted from this description was recognition of a key fact: By passing that resolution, Congress abdicated
its solemn responsibility to decide whether our nation will go to war.
If were are set upon doing so, we have a abdicated
from peace, which must balance what is desired with what is possible.
As recently noted by another justice of this state's Supreme Court, 'by issuing a negative declaration on the basis that these issues would be worked out in the future, the council abdicated
its decision-making authority,'" York said.
IT was made to celebrate Edward VIII's first year as king, but when he abdicated
the special royal beer was locked away.