Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

The Inauguration of Queen Wilhelmina

Just six days after her 18th birthday, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands walked from the Royal Palace in Amsterdam to the adjacent New Church to have her inauguration as Queen of the Netherlands. She had succeeded her father as a girl of 10, and for eight years, her mother had served as regent – now [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]