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The Public Celebrates The Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: A general view of celebrations for the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Dutch celebrate new king

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated on April 30, handing over to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, who became the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years.