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Dutch king says great-grandmother failed country’s Jews during the Second World War

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands publically acknowledged that his great-grandmother Queen Wilhelmina failed to protect the country’s Jewish population during the Second World War. The Dutch King made his remarks during a historic speech at the ceremony of the Remembrance of Dead in Amsterdam yesterday. The Remembrance, usually held with a large crowd, took place [read more]

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Juliana of the Netherlands

Queen Juliana – Queen-in-waiting (Part three)

Read part two here. On 10 July 1936, the dashing Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld proposed to Princess Juliana and after some consideration, she accepted him. The engagement was meant to remain a secret for three months, but the news leaked, and so it was officially announced on 8 September. Bernhard endeared himself to the public [read more]

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The young Queen meets the old Queen

In the early morning of 27 April 1895, the royal yacht De Valk brought two Countesses van Buren from Vlissingen to Queenborough. The Countesses were, in fact, Queen Emma and the 14-year-old Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. From Queenborough, the Queens took the train to London where they were received by the Prince of Wales [read more]