Willem-Alexander Sworn in as Dutch King

Posted on April 30, 2013

Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, has been sworn in as king of the Netherlands. He is the first king for the country since 1890. BBC News reports that there was a royal flotilla of 200 boats following the ceremony. Willem-Alexander took the throne after his mother, Queen Beatrix, abdicated the throne after ruling for 33 years. Willem-Alexander is married to Maxima, who was born in Argentina. Many of the revelers were wearing orange colors to celebrate the new king. Take a look:

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