Queen Beatrix recovering from knee operation

9th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

9 January 2006, AMSTERDAM — Queen Beatrix's health has improved since Sunday, her personal physician informed the government information service RVD on Monday.

9 January 2006

AMSTERDAM — Queen Beatrix's health has improved since Sunday, her personal physician informed the government information service RVD on Monday.

It was decided at the weekend that the Queen would remain longer than initially planned in Bronovo hospital in The Hague because she had developed pneumonia. 

The monarch, 67, underwent an operation at the Red Cross hospital in the city to fit an artificial knee at the beginning of the year. This hospital specialises in knee operations but the royals generally stay in the Bronovo to recuperate after medical treatment.

Queen Beatrix expressed the hope last year that she will have recovered sufficiently from the knee replacement to make a state visit to Argentina at the end of March this year.

Her daughter-in-law, Princess Maxima, is a native of Argentina. Maxima is married to Crown Prince Willem-Alexander.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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