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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2006, 08:47:50 AM »
Furst Georg Viktor and furstin Helene of Waldeck Pyrmont with their daughters.


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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2006, 10:31:05 AM »

 I was surprised their wasn’t already a topic about this popular ’’Queen Mother of the Netherlands’’, Queen Emma (1858-1934) Mother of Queen Wilhelmina (1880-1962) and Grandmother of Queen Juliana (1909-2004). ( How died exactly seventy years after her Grandmother .)
Please share you’re pictures, stories or other information about “the Loveliest old Lady of Europe”

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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2006, 10:18:02 AM »
Yes I know but I thought that was more about her marriage, do you mind If I continue with this thread. ::)
Queen Emma is one of my favourite royals, and I  have hundreds of pictures of here from my own book collection about the Orange-Nassau Royal Family.


The first picture (and close-up) I send is at least I think is a quit rare one it are The Royal Couple King William III and his wife Queen Emma with their only child Princess Wilhelmina at the balcony of the Palace on the Dam in Amsterdam in 1887. It was taken because of the annual visit to the capital, the caption say’s it was the first time Wilhelmina was photographed at this balcony.
The other two pictures are from the Mourning period after the death of Emma’s husband and Wilhelmina’s father William in 1890.

This picture of Queen Emma and her daughter was taken when the visited Rotterdam in 1891 a year after the death of King William III.
Look at the mourning Emma and of her daughter, Wilhelmina is wearing a white dress whit black mourning elements and Emma is in heavily mourning whit her veil. I have a book about Queen Wilhelmina’s wardrobe a wonderful book with beautiful colour pictures of her wardrobe, and also whit colour pictures of her Mourning child dresses from the 1890ties. I don’t think Wilhelmina was very fashionable but when you see her closes in colour especially the ones from 1898 until 1910 she must have looked amazing.
I’m so happy al of dresses still belong to the Royal Museum it Loo and not sold in a auction, so more generations can watch those wonderful dresses

And a picture taken in 1892 in the North of the Netherlands, the women next to the man with the glasses , is Emma her lady-in-waiting Henriette van de Poll who served HM Queen Emma fore more than fifty years.
I just read a wonderful book about her and her service at the Dutch court, she wrote long letters about the court to her family. And their really interesting to read, she also writes about the marriage of Helen to Leopold  and that at the same moment Emma’s other sister Marie of Wurttembourg was about to die.
But both the sisters stayed where the were, and at the final day of  the wedding celebrations Marie died.
Henriette wrote the Queen hide her feelings very well, but she suffered horrible days knowing her beloved sister Marie was dieing. And back in the Netherlands their wasn’t more comfort waiting , William III didn’t wanted Emma to talk about death he could end stand it.

RN
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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2007, 12:40:24 PM »
There is more and more talk of Queen Beatrix abdicating in the next few years.  Wilhelmina did not take on the title of Queen Mother after her abdication; she thought that title should be reserved for Emma only.  Juliana followed suit, perhaps because she was also close to Queen Emma.  I wonder if Beatrix, who was born a few years after Emma's death, will take on the title of Queen Mother, or if she will revert to Princess Beatrix?

Can anyone recommend any books about Emma, or about the Waldeck-Pyrmont sisters in general?  I have Wilhelmina's autobiography and a biography of Prince Leopold.  I find it interesting that, from a tiny, insignificant German principality, three of the sisters (Marie, Emma, and Helena), made very good marriages!!

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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2007, 12:58:43 PM »
There is more and more talk of Queen Beatrix abdicating in the next few years.  Wilhelmina did not take on the title of Queen Mother after her abdication; she thought that title should be reserved for Emma only.  Juliana followed suit, perhaps because she was also close to Queen Emma.  I wonder if Beatrix, who was born a few years after Emma's death, will take on the title of Queen Mother, or if she will revert to Princess Beatrix?

Can anyone recommend any books about Emma, or about the Waldeck-Pyrmont sisters in general?  I have Wilhelmina's autobiography and a biography of Prince Leopold.  I find it interesting that, from a tiny, insignificant German principality, three of the sisters (Marie, Emma, and Helena), made very good marriages!!

We will have to wait a little while untill HM abdicates,I hope,(just to give Alex and Máxima some more time to raise their daughters)if she will abdicate at all.Till then it is all speculation,the only one who knows the answer is HM herself.But if she does,in hopefully a distant future,she will be known as HRH Princess Beatrix again.

http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-countries/netherlands/apeldoorn/willem-emma.JPG

Courtesy Mardam's wonderfull site.
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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2008, 07:25:16 AM »
On occasion of the 150th anniversary of her birth,there will be exhibitions and lectures on Queen Emma both here in The Netherlands and in Arolsen.

http://www.museum-pyrmont.de/
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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2008, 09:36:24 PM »
I would love to see and attend any and all of these events and exhibitions, but I'm unfortunately nowhere near Germany or the Netherlands.   :( 

Does anyone know if the brochure is available in English anywhere on the internet?  I'm not (yet!) able to read German or Dutch.

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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2008, 02:10:03 AM »
I would love to see and attend any and all of these events and exhibitions, but I'm unfortunately nowhere near Germany or the Netherlands.   :( 

Does anyone know if the brochure is available in English anywhere on the internet?  I'm not (yet!) able to read German or Dutch.

No,it's in german and dutch only,till now,sorry.

http://www.emma2008.de/


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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2008, 10:16:25 AM »
Does anyone have a photo of Queen Emma at the wedding of her daughter ???

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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2008, 04:53:35 PM »
I don't know if this is her wedding dress or simply a court dress--I'm inclined to think the latter. However, check out that necklace.  :o



I can tell you that this is the costume Emma wore at her sister Helens wedding in 1882, so it is indeed a court dress.

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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2014, 02:32:47 PM »
Queen Emma, queen Wilhelmina and prince Henry visiting Schwerin the Mecklenburg family. Next to queen Emma is seating Marie, grandduchess of Mecklenburg Schwerin and her daughter princess Elisabeth (grandduchess of Oldenburg). Behind Elisabeth stand the grandduke of Oldenburg. The other family members I cannot identify.



Standing: Duke Johann Albrecht of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Queen Wilhelmina, Prince Hendrik, Grand Duke August of Oldenburg, Duke Paul Friedrich of M-S, Duchess Sophie Charlotte of Oldenburg and Duke Adolf Friedrich of M-S

Sitting: Queen Emma, Grand Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the Little Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg with his mother Grand Duchess Elisabeth of Oldemburg and Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV. of M-S

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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2014, 04:33:03 PM »
Standing: Duke Johann Albrecht of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Queen Wilhelmina, Prince Hendrik, Grand Duke August of Oldenburg, Duke Paul Friedrich of M-S, Duchess Sophie Charlotte of Oldenburg and Duke Adolf Friedrich of M-S

Sitting: Queen Emma, Grand Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the Little Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg with his mother Grand Duchess Elisabeth of Oldemburg and Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV. of M-S

Koel - een foto vun de vorsten vun de nederdüütsen landen!
(Especially poignant considering that the southernmost border of Low German runs right through Queen Emma's native Waldeck).
Makes one think of the royals in the Mecklenburger mauvais sujet Fritz Reuter's poem "De Eikboom" about the Low German language:

Ik weit einen Eikboom, de steiht an de See;
de Noordstorm de bruust in sien Knäst;
stolt reckt hei sien mächtige Kroon in de Höh;
so is dat al dusend Johr west.
Kein Minschenhand de hett em plant;
hei reckt sik von Pommern bit Nedderland.

Un de König un siene Frau Königin
un sien Dochte
r, de gahn an den Strand.
"Wat deit dat för 'n mächtigen Eikboom sien,
de sien Telgen reckt aever dat Land?
Wer hett em pleegt, wer hett em heegt,
dat hei siene Bläder so lustig röögt?"
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Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2014, 12:13:47 PM »


The lovely Queen Emma

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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
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Re: Queen Emma of the Netherlands, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont.
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2014, 12:17:08 PM »


Emma in front of the Het Loo Palace