Dutch inauguration: Willem-Alexander becomes King with Queen Maxima by his side as Beatrix bows out after three decades

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Dutch inauguration: Willem-Alexander becomes King with Queen Maxima by his side as Beatrix bows out after three decades

Mother and son celebrate the handing over the baton to a new generation.

In his youth, Willem-Alexander struggled with his royal destiny. On Tuesday, he was ready to embrace it. Photo: © PA