Willem-Alexander became the first Dutch king in more than 120 years on Tuesday as his mother, Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne, ending 33 years as the country's monarch.
The 75-year-old monarch handed over power in a constitutionally ordained ceremony in the Mozes Hall of the royal palace in Amsterdam. The transfer became official as she signed the "instrument of abdication" that means she will now be known as Princess Beatrix.
Cheers erupted from crowds gathered outside the palace who were watching proceedings on a big screen as the queen signed the document. CNN's Max Foster reported that many in the Netherlands had been partying well into the night.FULL STORY
Hip Hip Hurrah for the new King of Netherlands! We Europeans love our royalty! Why? They have interesting family trees, they don't "rule" any more & they lead facinating lives! Here we have Hollywood Royalty, it's pretty much the same thing!! ðŸ˜‰
The Bush family are the closest things to royalty that the US has. They've been in North America since before the revolution. Much of that time spent at the top of the power structure.
Lol, BOMBO. I wouldn't call the Bush family "royalty".
@vikingwoman said it.
Lol @ BOMBO, you forgot the Kardasians. Lol lol lol lol
Englands Big Ben. A story CNN never covers. A BIG CLOCK !!!
ZEPHANIAH CHAPTER THREE VERSE 10 in the holy bible
@ Andre, what does offerings in Ethiopa have to do with anything posted here?
did "this just in" undergo budget sequestration and staff is on furlough???
Ain't nobody got no pickles. We all see spines on the shadow of the sky. Don't go without DUTERIN for even just one day.
@Andre are you talking about Dutrion? Why would one want that for anything other than using bleach to clean whites and to sanitize.
What CHRISTINE ROMANS and those white feminists who are BILL CLINTON'S FATHER'S WIVES and concubines did not know and what they will soon find out.
As you didn't answer Andre you must be huffing this stuff.
Look! The guy on the left.thats saywhat.
@ ANDRB, i am the furthest person from prejudice that you will meet. If you dont think so ask s kel.
Hey@little mister.Whats that all about?