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Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

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

An estimated 25,000 well-wishers cheered outside the Royal Palace in Amsterdam as the abdication and automatic succession were broadcast live.

Photo: Dutch Princess Beatrix, left, gives to her son, King Willem-Alexander, the Act of Abdication, which she signed to end her reign as monarch on Tuesday (Bart Maat / AP)

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