Queen Beatrix's Christmas Surgery23 December 2005
Queen Beatrix's Christmas Surgery
Dutch royal Queen Beatrix is set to spend New Year's in hospital following an operation on her knee.
The Dutch monarch, 67, has battled pain in her left knee for several years and will undergo an operation to fit an artificial replacement next week (begs26DEC05).
Queen Beatrix will have the operation in the Red Cross Hospital in the Hague, before journeying to Amsterdam for physiotherapy.
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