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A spokesman for the Irish bookmaker said it normally only gets one or two bets a year on the Queen abdicating.
A spokesman for the Irish bookmaker said it normally only got "one or two bets" a year on the Queen abdicating.
Nadal, on the day when King Juan Carlos of Spain announced he was abdicating after 39 years on the throne, won the first five games before Lajovic finally got on the board.
MADRID, June 2 (KUNA) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Monday announced that King Juan Carlos is abdicating the throne and that his son, Crown Prince Felipe, is to become the country's next monarch.
Fueled by the findings of a General Accounting Office (GAO) report citing inequities in the national distribution of organs, Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) charged the federal government with abdicating its responsibility by failing to provide proper oversight of the US organ procurement and distribution system.
I'd heard about Edward VIII abdicating when I was in school.
Although Philip returned to the throne after Luis' death, it required the constant vigilance of the queen, Elizabeth Farnese, to keep him from abdicating anew.
In fact, however, he is abdicating his responsibility to the company, to Bill and to Karen.
In the event of the Queen abdicating, 20 per cent chose Prince William to become the next monarch compared with 14 per cent who voted for the Prince of Wales.
Administrators who give unprecedented budgetary discretion and policy-making control to IT staff are abdicating their responsibilities.
Lord St John of Fawsley, a constitutional expert, said, "She has made clear that she has no intention of abdicating so as to remove the controversy and let her get on with her Jubilee year.
In effect, European leaders are stepping into a critical global crisis spot and providing the solution-oriented leadership that the Bush administration is apparently abdicating.