Former Dutch Queen Beatrix, right, and the new King Willem Alexander, left
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Willem-Alexander Dutch investiture: King's Song outcry

21 April 2013 Last updated at 09:52 BST

A controversial new song, produced to celebrate the arrival of a new Dutch king, has been withdrawn as the country's official anthem - by the man who created it.

It comes after thousands of people signed an online petition objecting to the lyrics, grammar and eclectic mix of genres.

Anna Holligan reports.