By Tom WilliamsThe Netherlands’ King Albert III died on Thursday in the Netherlands after a battle with cancer, according to the King’s personal secretary.
King Albert, who ruled for nearly 70 years and was nicknamed “the last king of the North,” was 87.
King Alfonso III and his wife, Queen Beatrix, had their eldest son, Prince Albert, born in December and had their second son, Albert II, born a year later.
Albert was born in the royal palace in the Hague.
The prince was born to Prince Alfonso II and Queen Beatrice in 1898, according the Associated Press.
Albert died at his residence in the town of Wijnlijke, near Amsterdam, the Netherlands, according King Albert’s personal spokesman, Pieter Hensch.
Albert is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Beatrix of Wijnland.
Albert died on March 15 at the age of 95.