By KERRY MCDERMOTT and STEVE NOLAN
An official photograph captures the small and exclusive club that represents the modern face of international royalty.
Royals travelled from all corners of the globe to witness the swearing in today of the Netherlands' first king in 123 years in Amsterdam.
Monarchs from tiny European principalities lined up alongside Arab sheikhs and Japanese royals to pose with the new King Willem-Alexander, his wife Queen Maxima, and their three blonde daughters; Princesses Catherine Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.
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
Resplendent in their finery, the international crowd included Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The female contingent in the photograph includes some of Europe's most glamorous women, from Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria to Princess Letizia of Spain and Denmark's Crown Princess Mary.
Future: In a speech in the church, Europe's youngest monarch spoke of the ceremonial nature of his monarchy but also the economic value a king can deliver on state visits aimed at drumming up trade
Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, who attended with her husband hereditary prince Alois, was striking in a bright green dress with a matching fascinator, while Princess Mathilde of Belgium wore a bold pink gown set off by a wide-brimmed hat in a slightly lighter shade.
Striking guests from further afield included Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, the princess consort of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, who wore a floor length green velvet gown with golden embroidery.
Qatar's Sheikha Moza bint Nasser al Misned wore a navy gown and headdress with heavy gold jewellery.
Down the aisle: Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia arrive at the Church in Amsterdam
Blue vision: Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima take their place in Nieuwe Kerk or New Church in Amsterdam for his inauguration
Royal wave: Dutch King Willem-Alexander waves to the crowds as he takes a boat ride in Amsterdam today
Party time: Andre Rieu performs on stage at Museumplien during the celebrations after the King's swearing in
Entertaining the crowds: Soprano Mirusia Louwerse and Andre Rieu perform on stage at Museumplien
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