Juliana of the Netherlands

Queen Wilhelmina escapes to England

The Netherlands had been neutral during the First World War, but the German invasion on 10 May 1940 changed everything. Juliana and her two daughters had been sleeping in a shelter by Huis ten Bosch, and Wilhelmina ordered her heir to leave the country. The initial plan was for her and her daughters to go [read more]

The Royal Women

Queen Wilhelmina – Meeting Henry

“Only a German Prince will do.” – Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany in 1899 Emperor Wilhelm wasn’t the only who believed that only a German Prince would do for the young Queen Wilhelmina; her mother wanted it too. But while Emperor Wilhelm preferred Frederick William of Prussia, who also happened to be a quarter Dutch [read more]