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Dutch queen makes 1st appearance since attack

Dutch queen makes 1st appearance since attack

The Netherlands' queen and crown prince have laid a wreath to honor victims of World War II _ their first public appearance since seven people died last month in a failed attack on the royal family.
Queen Beatrix and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander are attending the annual observance on Amsterdam's main square under tighter-than-normal security.
The attack took place on April 30, a national holiday honoring the Dutch royal house. A 38-year-old Dutch man drove his car through a crowd toward a bus bearing the royal family. He careened through several barriers before crashing, and later died of his injuries.
No members of the royal family were hurt. No motive for the attack is known. Authorities say the man had lost his job and couldn't pay his rent.


Updated : 2021-03-09 00:33 GMT+08:00