King Willem Alexander inaugurated

Queen Beatrix abdicated the thrown as her son officially took over in The Netherlands.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia; Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of The Netherlands arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia; Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of The Netherlands arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: A fly past by the Dutch Air Force following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: A fly past by the Dutch Air Force following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Queen Maxima and King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Queen Maxima and King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Princess Catharina-Amalia is seen aboard the King’s boat for the water pageant to celebrate the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands after the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Princess Catharina-Amalia is seen aboard the King’s boat for the water pageant to celebrate the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands after the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Crown Princess Mathilde and Crown Prince Phillipe of Belgium arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Crown Princess Mathilde and Crown Prince Phillipe of Belgium arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Crown Prince Haakon arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Crown Prince Haakon arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Kofi Annan and Maria Anna arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Kofi Annan and Maria Anna arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Queen Maxima (L) and King Willem Alexander (R) of The Netherlands with daughters Princess Alexia and Princess Catharina-Amalia are seen aboard the King’s boat for the water pageant to celebrate the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands after the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Queen Maxima (L) and King Willem Alexander (R) of The Netherlands with daughters Princess Alexia and Princess Catharina-Amalia are seen aboard the King’s boat for the water pageant to celebrate the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands after the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: King Willem Alexander (R) and Queen Maxima (C) of The Netherlands with daughters Princess Ariane, Princess Alexia and Princess Catharina-Amalia are seen aboard the King’s boat for the water pageant to celebrate the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands after the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: King Willem Alexander (R) and Queen Maxima (C) of The Netherlands with daughters Princess Ariane, Princess Alexia and Princess Catharina-Amalia are seen aboard the King’s boat for the water pageant to celebrate the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands after the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: King Willem Alexander; Queen Maxima and their daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia; Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of The Netherlands arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: King Willem Alexander; Queen Maxima and their daughters Princess Catharina-Amalia; Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of The Netherlands arrive at the Muziekbouw following the water pageant after the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the Inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Soprano Mirusia Louwerse and Andre Rieu perform on stage at Museumplien during the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
The Public Celebrates The Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Soprano Mirusia Louwerse and Andre Rieu perform on stage at Museumplien during the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Andre Rieu performs on stage at Museumplien during the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
The Public Celebrates The Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: Andre Rieu performs on stage at Museumplien during the inauguration of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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