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Dutch Princess Beatrix, right, speaks with Princess Catharina-Amalia at the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, prior to the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander, Tuesday April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Kooren, 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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