Holland celebrates as Willem-Alexander becomes King

With a signature on a parchment of abdication and a kiss for her son, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands brought to an end her thirty three year rule - to the cheers of thousands of her people.

That son, now King Willem-Alexander, ushered in a new era and ushered his young family onto the palace balcony to even louder applause.

ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports:

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New Netherlands king takes over

Willem-Alexander becomes king of the Netherlands as his mother Beatrix abdicates.