The Royal Women

Books in English about Queen Wilhelmina

There is not much information available about Queen Wilhelmina in English but we have listed some books below: Wilhelmina’s memoirs: Lonely but not alone Darling Queen, Dear Old Bones (correspondence with her English governess Miss Saxton Winter) (US & UK) Queen Wilhelmina, mother of the Netherlands by Philip Paneth (US & UK) The royal ladies [read more]

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The Royal Women

Queen Wilhelmina – Education of a Queen

When the future Queen Wilhelmina was born on 31 August 1880, her elder half-brother Prince Alexander, Prince of Orange was still alive – as was her uncle Prince Frederick of the Netherlands. Under the semi-salic law in the Netherlands, she was thus third in the line of succession. However, Prince Frederick died in 1881, leaving [read more]

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Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

The wedding of Queen Wilhelmina and Duke Henry

On 7 February 1901, the young Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands married Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He was one of three candidates who had been considered for the young Queen. Any British candidates had been vetoed because of the Boer War, and even Emperor Wilhelm II butted in and declared that only a German Prince [read more]