Willem-Alexander Becomes New Dutch King

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AMSTERDAM (AP) - Queen Beatrix has signed the official act of abdication at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, making her eldest son Willem-Alexander the first Dutch king in more than 100 years.

The much-loved Beatrix ended her 33-year-reign today in a nationally televised signing ceremony as thousands of orange-clad people cheered outside and millions more watched on television.

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