The Royal Women

The Dutch succession crisis of the early 20th century

Upon the death of King William III his only surviving child, Princess Wilhelmina became Queen at the age of 10. As she had no siblings, her potential successor at that time was her aunt Sophie, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Her father’s other siblings had all died without leaving issue. Queen Wilhelmina married Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on  7 February [read more]