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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]

Anna Pavlovna of Russia

The unknown Princess Sophie of the Netherlands

This house in The Hague is quite unknown as a former royal residence. It was once the summer home of Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. She was born on 8 April 1824 as the daughter of the future William II of the Netherlands and Anna Pavlovna of Russia. She grew up [read more]