This day the 30th of april 2013 at 10 'o clock in the morning have I (not the Majestic We as this decision is made solely by the monarch and not by the government so no counter signature of a minister is required)
Queen of the Netherlands, princess of Orange-Nassau, etc, etc, etc (these stand for the various other titles the wearer of the Dutch crown has, in her case princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld and 40 odd other titles) in the presence of my son, the Prince of Orange and his spouse in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam called together:
The chairs of both chambers of the Estates-General, the ministers of the Kingdom, the vice-president of the State Council (raad van state), members of the delegation from Aruba, curacao, sint Maarten, the commissioner of the Queen in the province of Noord-Holland, the mayor of Amsterdam and the director of the Queen's cabinet. To bring into thruition, by formal declaration, the intention i made public on the 28th of january to abdicate the kingship in their presence.
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