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Saturday, 2 February, 2002, 14:51 GMT
Picture gallery: Dutch royal wedding
Dignitaries from all over the world, as well as many of the crowned heads of Europe, attended the wedding in Amsterdam of Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his Argentine bride Maxima Zorreguieta.

Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander kisses Princess Maxima of Argentina on the balcony of the royal palace, backdropped by Dam Square in Amsterdam
The royal couple kissed as the crowd cheered

The couple arrive at Nieuwe Kerk
Maxima wore a Valentino gown with a five-metre lace train

View from ceiling of church
The church was packed for the blessing

The prince and Maxima exchange vows
Prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima exchanged their vows

The prince and Maxima with the minister
The couple moved forward to receive the blessing

The minister administers the blessing
The marriage has been greeted with huge enthusiasm

Queen Beatrix
Queen Beatrix kept a close eye on proceedings

A guard of honour as the couple leave the church
The Dutch have taken Maxima to their hearts

A royal supporter takes a rest
The crowd was in a party mood for the joyous occasion

A sea of orange flags greets the couple
Royalists waited for hours to show their support
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02 Feb 02 | Europe
Dutch prince marries his Maxima
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