Willem-Alexander becomes new Dutch king after Beatrix abdicates

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Willem-Alexander has been sworn in as the new king of the Netherlands following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix, on Tuesday. With his inauguration, Willem-Alexander becomes the country’s first king since 1890. Numerous orange-clad revelers gathered in Amsterdam’s Dam Square outside the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) where the monarch’s inauguration ceremony took place.

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