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Beatrix of the Netherlands

Queen Juliana – The twilight years (Part five)

Read part four here.  The day before her official abdication, Juliana looked back on her reign with the words, “Life is beautiful but hard.” The following day, Juliana signed her abdication and her daughter became Queen Beatrix. Like her mother before her, Juliana returned to using the style and title of Her Royal Highness Princess [read more]

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Beatrix of the Netherlands

The life of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands

On Monday morning 31 January 1938, Queen Wilhelmina’s first grandchild, the future Queen Beatrix, was born at Soestdijk Palace. She was given the names Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, for both her grandmothers. She weighed eight pounds and was 52 centimetres long. Her parents were Queen Wilhelmina’s only surviving child Princess Juliana and her husband, Prince Bernhard. [read more]

Beatrix of the Netherlands

A very special dress

In the middle of a super busy exhibition about the 80s (now closed), there was a corner about the inauguration of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. They even had the very dress that Beatrix wore underneath her robe. Her inauguration took place on 30 April 1980. Her mother signed the abdication at 10.06am in the [read more]

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The Netherlands

Queens Regnant – Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

The future Queen Wilhelmina was born on 31 August 1880 in The Hague as the daughter of King William III and his second wife Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont. William had previously been married to Sophie of Württemburg, the two had three sons but were as unmatched as possibly could be. Sophie had died in [read more]