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Sophie of the Netherlands

Queen Wilhelmina – The death of Auntie Sophie

With her, the last of father’s family had died & I am now the only direct representative of my family – would that I were a worthier one! Princess Sophie of the Netherlands was born on 8 April 1824 as the daughter of the future King William II of the Netherlands and of his wife Grand Duchess Anna [read more]

The Royal Women

Books in English about Queen Wilhelmina

There is not much information available about Queen Wilhelmina in English but we have listed some books below: Wilhelmina’s memoirs: Lonely but not alone Darling Queen, Dear Old Bones (correspondence with her English governess Miss Saxton Winter) (US & UK) Queen Wilhelmina, mother of the Netherlands by Philip Paneth (US & UK) The royal ladies [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News April 2020

Marie Antoinette’s Confidante: The Rise and Fall of the Princesse de Lamballe Paperback – 30 April 2020 (UK) & 2 August 2020 (US) Marie Antoinette has always fascinated readers worldwide. Yet perhaps no one knew her better than one of her closest confidantes, Marie Thrse, the Princess de Lamballe. The Princess became superintendent of the Queens [read more]

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Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

The death of Queen Emma of the Netherlands

Queen Emma, born Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, was born on 2 August 1858 and was just 20 years old when she married the 61-year-old King William III of the Netherlands. Their only daughter and the future Queen of the Netherlands was born on 31 August 1880. When William died on 23 November 1890, Emma [read more]