King Willem-Alexander and Maxima
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Willem-Alexander sworn in as king of the Netherlands

Willem-Alexander has been sworn in as king of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix.

He became the country's first king since 1890 when his 75-year-old mother signed the abdication deed earlier on Tuesday after 33 years on the throne.

  • 30 Apr 2013
  • From the section Europe
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