BBC News Willem-Alexander sworn in as ki Flag By: tamamdaa (More by author: Most viewed, Newest, Most Thumbs) random - Fav + Fav Comment Willem-Alexander has been sworn in as king of the Netherlands following the abdication of Queen Beatrix. He became the country's first king since 1890 when his 75-year-old mother signed the abdication deed earlier on Tuesday after 33 years on the throne. Huge crowds of orange-clad partygoers are in Amsterdam to pay tribute. Now known as Princess Beatrix, the former queen maintained a recent Dutch tradition of monarch's handing over power to a new generation. Recommend tagsx -5 Views: 712 Favorited: 0 Submitted: 04/30/2013 Share On Facebook Remove from favorites Add to favorites Unsubscribe from tamamdaa Subscribe to tamamdaa Seems you're using adblock :( This site costs a lot of money and time to run. It's also in danger of shutting down since everyone uses adblock and ads are used to pay the bills. You can donate here or just post some quality content.