Dutch celebrate new king

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated on April 30, handing over to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, who became the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years.

The Public Celebrates The Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: A general view of celebrations for 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Public Celebrates The Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: A general view of celebrations for 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Public Celebrates The Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: A general view of celebrations for 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Public Celebrates The Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: A general view of celebrations for 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Public Celebrates The Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: A general view of celebrations for 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

People dance inhe street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

People dance inhe street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Two woman wearing inflatable caps walk along the street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Two woman wearing inflatable caps walk along the street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Two men walk in Dam Square as they arrive outside the Royal Palace in downtown Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The Public Celebrates The Inauguration Of King Willem Alexander As Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 30: A general view of celebrations for 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 Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

People dance In the street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

People dance In the street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

People dance on the street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

People dance on the street in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, right, and Princess Beatrix appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tuesday April 30, 2013. Around a million people are expected to descend on the Dutch capital for a huge street party to celebrate the first new Dutch monarch in 33 years. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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