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Re: Queen Wilhelmina
« Reply #90 on: December 31, 2007, 02:02:48 AM »
Thank you for posting gogm!You'll find more on her on the first page of this BeNeLux thread.
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« Reply #91 on: January 05, 2008, 02:24:35 PM »
There's a beautiful portriat of her posted by sunshinecapricorn:



It expands when downloaded. :)

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« Reply #92 on: January 06, 2008, 03:51:43 PM »
I don't like to drive threads like this, but more pictures of a young Queen Wilhelmina turned up on eBay as postcards...





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« Reply #93 on: August 14, 2008, 02:58:45 AM »
Thank you so much for the photos and information. She was a fine example of how to reign as also shown by her daughter.
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Re: Queen Wilhelmina
« Reply #94 on: February 09, 2009, 04:40:25 AM »
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Re: Queen Wilhelmina
« Reply #96 on: February 06, 2010, 12:13:04 PM »
Quote from: The Prussian in the thread "The Three Kings Willem/William of the Netherland"
Wilhelmina seems to have got on reasonably well with Alice at least - when none of the other English relatives would speak to her (Wilhelmina) after WWI, Alice continued to do so, though expressing her (official) displeasure (whether she actually felt that displeasure for real is open to debate).
Wow, this is new to me! Was she shunned by the British Royal family because she gave asylum to the Kaiser?

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Re: Queen Wilhelmina
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2010, 01:48:56 AM »
Quote from: The Prussian in the thread "The Three Kings Willem/William of the Netherland"
Wilhelmina seems to have got on reasonably well with Alice at least - when none of the other English relatives would speak to her (Wilhelmina) after WWI, Alice continued to do so, though expressing her (official) displeasure (whether she actually felt that displeasure for real is open to debate).
Wow, this is new to me! Was she shunned by the British Royal family because she gave asylum to the Kaiser?

To a degree yes,that,Willy's asylum,and the Boer war still acted up by the British RF.Wilhelmina had taken side of the Boer leader Paul Kruger,
and had send a naval vessel to fetch him before the British could,and received him here,including a gala dinner ... ;D

Our beloved Wilhelmina couldn't care less what the islanders thought,she never gave in.

Later on,in the thirties,relations were restored allthough even George VI and QEtQM had her waiting for a while during one of Queen Wilhelmina's trips to Scotland.She loved it there.G VI and QEtQM were rather unwilling to find a time and space to meet and greet her so they agreed to meet her on a train.....
She enjoyed her Scottish trips nonetheless but they were replaced by her trips to Norway where she painted the fjords for days on end.She loved that more.
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Re: Queen Wilhelmina
« Reply #98 on: September 14, 2010, 04:39:57 PM »
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« Reply #99 on: September 15, 2010, 12:18:38 AM »
November 1890,10 year young Wilhelmina,Queen,she is in mourning since her father just died.
The most horrendous experience for the young girl.Not only because she lost her father,but
because tüchtige mommy Queen Emma,made her sit next to the corps of her father.The sight
of the dead body traumatised the young Queen for quite a time.On the very same day Emma
had all of the young Queens dolls removed from the playroom;"You are a grown-up now.a Queen"
and Queens don't play with dolls.That really had Wilhelmina in dispair as she was so used to
talking to her dolls,and telling all,by lack of children her own age to play with besides the few
that were painstakingly selected to come to the Palace every now and then,but,they had to
address the young Queen with "Majesty".Imagine,what fun....She had a most horrendous education,
Poor dear Mr.Gediking,her teacher was dismissed by her mother as she was Queen now and needed
her education to speed up,with her mother sitting behind her and commenting on all.We would have
her stashed away early in a mental institution these days,but Emma was really a tough cooky
on her only child.Maybe also forced by what she had witnessed while the King was still alive.
The Monarchy had become so invisible & unpopular that first thing Emma did was to take Wilhelmina
along all over the country on official visits,goodwill tours.That worked in favour of the Monarchy indeed
as people could relate to the members of the Royal House,there only were two of them,a situation that
repeated itself again in 1934 as both Emma and Hendrik died and left Wilhelmina and Juliana.

Un-imagineable these days with the huge Family it is today,48 of the extended family in total.
If only poor Wilhelmina had had a quarter of that amount around,her life would have been so
much more pleasant.
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Re: Queen Wilhelmina
« Reply #100 on: September 15, 2010, 12:26:22 AM »
Quote from: The Prussian in the thread "The Three Kings Willem/William of the Netherland"
Wilhelmina seems to have got on reasonably well with Alice at least - when none of the other English relatives would speak to her (Wilhelmina) after WWI, Alice continued to do so, though expressing her (official) displeasure (whether she actually felt that displeasure for real is open to debate).
Wow, this is new to me! Was she shunned by the British Royal family because she gave asylum to the Kaiser?

To a degree yes,that,Willy's asylum,and the Boer war still acted up by the British RF.Wilhelmina had taken side of the Boer leader Paul Kruger,
and had send a naval vessel to fetch him before the British could,and received him here,including a gala dinner ... ;D

Our beloved Wilhelmina couldn't care less what the islanders thought,she never gave in.

Later on,in the thirties,relations were restored allthough even George VI and QEtQM had her waiting for a while during one of Queen Wilhelmina's trips to Scotland.She loved it there.G VI and QEtQM were rather unwilling to find a time and space to meet and greet her so they agreed to meet her on a train.....
She enjoyed her Scottish trips nonetheless but they were replaced by her trips to Norway where she painted the fjords for days on end.She loved that more.


On the official dinner she gave at the Palace for Paul Kruger.

Mr.Kruger, clearly not used to the setting mistakingly took his fingerbowl for a drink and
raised it  in a toast to HM.Wilhelmina didn't blink an eye and took hers and raised it too,all
were forced to do the same.He never knew better and she loved it.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2010, 12:31:52 AM by Lucien »
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« Reply #101 on: November 23, 2010, 01:19:43 AM »
This day,november 23rd 1890,King Willem III died at Het Loo Palace.Ten year young Princess Wilhelmina became Queen
from this day with her mother Emma as Regent till 1898 when the young Queen turned 18.She remained Queen until
1948.
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Re: Queen Wilhelmina
« Reply #102 on: November 23, 2010, 11:41:59 AM »
Hi,

120 years ago!!!  My goodness, how time flies!!!
Wilhelmina was a great Queen and well-beloved in the Netherlands and here in Canada as well.
She visited Canada when her daughter & grandchildren stayed in Ottawa during the war...

I think I've told you that story, Lucien, when she halted an army convoy going through Ottawa, so she could cross the street to buy a dress she saw in the window.  She just stepped out onto the street and put up her hand and shouted "HALT".....  And, they did!!!
Now, that's a Queen...
I love that story - and can just see her doing it...

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« Reply #103 on: November 28, 2010, 03:03:23 AM »
November 28th 1962,in the early morning hours Queen Wilhelmina peacefully died in her sleep at Het Loo Palace.
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Re: Queen Wilhelmina
« Reply #104 on: March 19, 2011, 07:34:51 AM »
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