The New King and Queen Of Nertherlands

Patriotic: King Willem-Alexander, Dutch Princess Beatrix and Dutch Queen Maxima sing the national anthem on the balcony
The now King Willem-Alexander Of Netherlands , Dutch Princess Beatrix and Dutch Queen Maxima sing the national anthem on the balcony
Pledge: King Willem-Alexander, wearing a fur-trimmed ceremonial mantle, swore an oath of allegiance to his country and the constitution
King Willem-Alexander, swore an oath of allegiance to his country and the constitution
Front row: King Willem Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daughters Princess Catharina Amalia, Princess Ariane and Princess Alexia of the Netherlands watch the stage show from aboard the King's boat for the water pageant
Watching the stage from the king's boat
                               Salute: Dutch airforce planes perform a fly pass over Amsterdam as part of the celebrations today
                                           Salute the King

Royals from all across the world flew in to witness the swearing of Netherlands First King, in 123 years....sworn in in Amsterdam. Queen Beatrix, now known as Princess Beatrix.

Guests Include

Famous faces: (Left to right) Japan's Crown Princess Masako, Prince Nahurito, Qatar's Sheikha Moza bint Nasser al Misned, Morocco's Princess Lalla Salma and Prince Albert II of Monaco await the start of the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander
(Left to right) Japan's Crown Princess Masako, Prince Nahurito, Qatar's Sheikha Moza bint Nasser al Misned, Morocco's Princess Lalla Salma and Prince Albert II of Monaco 
Down the aisle: Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia arrive at the Church in Amsterdam
Princess Letzia and Prince Felipe of Spain arrive at the church

Even Koffi Annan and his wife didnt miss this party
Kofi Annan and his wife Nane


End of an era: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands signs the act of abdication next to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Crown Princess Maxima during a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands signing the act of abdication next to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Crown Princess Maxima
New generation: Queen Beatrix passes the act of abdication to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander who smiled widely as he signed the act
Prince Wilhem Alexander signs the act of Abdication
Queen Maxima, right, signs the Act of Abdication
Princess Maxima Signs
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (C) smiles at her son Prince Willem-Alexander
She Winks!

Official: The signed act of abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is seen after the official meeting at the Royal Palace this morning
The Signed act of Abdication of Queen  Beatrix

They go outside to smile and wave
Handover: 'Today, I make way for a new generation,' said Beatrix, 75, who now takes the title of Princess

Congratulates her son, stares on..a  proud wife
Tender: Queen Maxima smiles as she watches her husband and mother exchange a kiss on one of the most important days of their lives

She leaves the King and Queen to wave to the crowd
Bowing out: Princess Maxima steps back inside leaving the new King and Queen on the balcony to the delight of the crowd

Out Come the Family
New beginnings: Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima appear on the balcony of the Royal Palace with their children, from left: Catharina-Amalia, Ariane, and Alexia
The King and Queen of Netherlands and their daughters Princess  Catharina-Amalia, Ariane, and Alexiawave to the crowds at the Balcony of the royal palace