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The Netherlands

Queen Wilhelmina and Arkansas

The last place one would expect to see a connection to Queen Wilhelmina would be the southern US state of Arkansas. However, surprisingly, the state has a national park named in her honour.  Arkansas has a state park called Queen Wilhelmina State Park, which was named after the Wilhelmenia Inn at the top of Rich [read more]

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The Royal Women

Queen Wilhelmina – A fifth miscarriage

With Wilhelmina’s marriage to Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on 7 February 1901, she and her mother both fervently prayed for healthy children to continue their line. Tragically, Wilhelmina would go on to suffer five miscarriages and only one healthy child was born to Wilhelmina and Henry. Though the relief at the birth of Princess Juliana in [read more]

The Royal Women

Queen Wilhelmina – Wilhelmina’s baptism

In early 1880 the new Queen Emma of the Netherlands realised she was expecting. By March, rumours were circulating around the country. In the evening of 30 August 1880, Emma went into labour at Noordeinde Palace and her husband was by her side throughout. A Princess was born the following day at six o’clock in [read more]