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Dutch King Willem-Alexander takes the oath as his wife, Queen Maxima, stands at his side during his inauguration inside the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. At 46, King Willem-Alexander is the youngest monarch in Europe and the first Dutch king in 123 years, since Willem III died in 1890. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

Gallery: Royalty turn out for Netherlands new king

Apr. 30, 2013 @ 05:08 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Millions of Dutch people dressed in orange flocked to celebrations around the Netherlands Tuesday in honor of a once-in-a-generation milestone for the country's ruling House of Orange-Nassau: after a 33-year reign, Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her eldest son, Willem-Alexander.

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