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

On the eve of the inauguration, Beatrix asked the nation to give her son and his wife the same loyalty she has enjoyed all these years.

"It is my deep wish that the new royal couple will feel themselves supported by your loving trust," she said. Photo: © Getty Images