Photo Gallery: 'Call Me King Alex'
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Photo Gallery: 'Call Me King Alex'

Modern Monarch Holland Crowns a Laid-Back King

For years, the Dutch doubted whether Willem-Alexander -- the easy-going prince disparaged in the media as stupid, lazy and intemperate -- had what it takes to rule. Crowned king on Tuesday morning, the 46-year-old will now attempt something his mother never did: to be a thoroughly modern monarch.
Von Gesa Mayr
Photo Gallery: The Coronation of Holland's King Willem-Alexander
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Photo Gallery: The Coronation of Holland's King Willem-Alexander

Photo Gallery: Long Live the Queen, Long Live the King
Foto: JERRY LAMPEN/ AFP
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Photo Gallery: Long Live the Queen, Long Live the King

Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt
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