Inauguration of King Willem-Alexander

Chairmen of the Senate and the House and other ministers sign the Act of Abdication after Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (8th-L), Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (9th-L) and wife Princess Maxima of the Netherlands (10th-L) during the abdication ceremony in the Moseszaal at the Royal Palace on April 30, 2013 in Amsterdam. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is abdicating the throne after a 33 year reign and hands the throne to her son Prince Willem-Alexander who will be sworn in later at the Nieuwe Kerk ahead of a joint session of parliament.
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