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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2005, 02:12:13 AM »
Three years ago,as he was recovering from the umptiest illness and operation
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1073352948&str...

With Princess Mabel,at that time Friso's date,assisting the(then) frail Prince at the Palace,
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1071291820&str...

If anyone ever,this man had as much luck,as physical mischief during all of his life.

Everything that possibly can break,he had it,any possible operation,he had it,adding it all up,he was in hospital for years during his life,but always resilient,always getting back in track(or slightly out of-)again.That man was a walking talking medical encyclopedia.

In his later years he (more publicly)started to comment on anything that happened in our fast changing society.One thing that happened just two years ago,was showing his disapproval for the justice department.
A supermarket here in Amsterdam was robbed,and two employees ran after the guy who did that.They got him and knocked him over the head,after he treatened ¬ them with a knife.The guy was arrested,but,only possible here,the guy sued the employees for beating him up,and invading his privacy.For crying out loud!!The guys were arrested!That outraged the Prince,and anyone,so he called a major newspaper stating he would pay the fine if the court would rule for the employees to do so.That was published,the court ruled the employees had to pay the fine(!!!!!!),and the Prince paid.The Minister of Justice stated that this action by the Prince was undermining the law,and the Prince said:Bulls***.And so did the Nation.

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1073338323&str...
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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2005, 03:08:06 AM »
The Prince,shortly before he died
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1099560623&str...

the entire RF as the Prince leaves Soestdijk Palace,home of Queen Juliana and the Prince for 67 years,for the last time
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1102262413&str...

thousands thronged the streets in The Hague upon arrival
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1102262435&str...

Queen Beatrix and her sisters Irene,Margriet,Christina and son-in-law Pieter at Noordeinde Palace

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1102266031&str...


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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2005, 08:07:35 AM »
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The Prince,shortly before he died
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1099560623&str

I had never seen that picture before, thanks for posting!
You can actually see very well that he was at the end of his life... :(

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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2005, 08:12:27 AM »
Does anyone have a picture of Reckenwalde Castle?

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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2005, 10:09:23 AM »
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Does anyone have a picture of Reckenwalde Castle?

The best I can find, is this little picture

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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2005, 08:05:16 AM »
Could this be Princess Armgard standing next to Prince Bernhard and wearing a tiara?I have never seen any picture of her wearing a tiara...

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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2005, 10:25:52 AM »
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Could this be Princess Armgard standing next to Prince Bernhard and wearing a tiara?I have never seen any picture of her wearing a tiara...


Yes Marc,thank you!That indeed is Princess Armgard.The picture was taken in 1962 on occasion of the Silver Wedding of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard before a Banquet
and Ball at the Amstel Hotel,Amsterdam.
It was the most glittering event in The Netherlands,ever.An absolute who's who of Royalty.
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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2005, 02:58:02 PM »
Very interesting, thanks for all the information and pictures!
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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2005, 12:21:02 PM »
The video of the funeral of HRH Prince Bernhard.
http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/nos/nieuws/2004/december/video/111204/samenvatting.wmv

Allthough a sad affair,I felt it really belonged in the thread too.It was a grand farewell.

Edited today,nov 25th.

In a few days time it will be 1 year since HRH Prince Bernhard passed away,
no doubt there will be publications,again.

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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2005, 12:42:11 PM »
I was trying to identify the man standing between Armgard and the Empress Farah - is it the Grand Duke of Luxemburg?
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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2005, 12:58:20 PM »
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I was trying to identify the man standing between Armgard and the Empress Farah - is it the Grand Duke of Luxemburg?


Yes Cat,that's GrandDuke Jean,his late wife Josephine-Charlotte is at the left behind QE II and GrandDuchess Charlotte of Luxembourg(there's just the arm on the left).
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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2005, 01:52:14 AM »
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Yes Cat,that's GrandDuke Jean,his late wife Josephine-Charlotte is at the left behind QE II and GrandDuchess Charlotte of Luxembourg(there's just the arm on the left).


Thanks, Lucien - I was curious about the arm as well but I didn't think anyone would know!
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Re: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2005, 07:00:52 PM »
http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1111402899&str...

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1080219614&str...

Born april 30th 1909,died march 20th 2004,an eventfull and remarkeble life,
the late,beloved,Queen Juliana deserves a thread dedicated to her.

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1074544451&str...

Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina,Princess of The Netherlands,
Princess of Orange-Nassau,was born at Noordeinde Palace,The Hague on april 30th 1909,
as the first(and only-)child of HM Queen Wilhelmina and HRH Prince Hendrik.

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1074544378&str...

Queen of The Netherlands from september 4th 1948 till april 30th 1980,she was a genuinely loved and respected Monarch,both here and abroad.

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1101294504&str...



Juliana,named after Juliana von Stolberg,mother of the Patrae Patria Willem the Silent,was to become an astonishing Monarch in a fast changing time,very fast changing.As a child she spend most of the time at Het Loo Palace as well as Huis ten Bosch Palace,The Hague,with her parents who were besothed with her.Her mother,being an only child herself,had always wished for a big family,as she felt that it had been awfull,most of the time,to grow up between adults,in a golden cage,she had hoped her daughter would experience the joys of having siblings,but in vain.

But in any case Juliana's mother wanted to avoid of seeing her daughter grow up without contact with children her own age,like she had.These children,carefully selected,became Juliana's life-long friends.Elisabeth van Hardenbroek,daughter of an Ordonnance-Officer of HM was one of them and she recalls how little Juliana's favorite toy was a furnace in which" we could actually really bake cookies,our way,and sometimes Queen Wilhelmina came to visit us at Juliana's playhouse and served as a guinea pig and had to eat them,we were thrilled".

At age 6 a class was formed,at the Palace,but the girls nonetheless had the idea it was a real schoolclass,Elisabeth Bentinck,Miek de Jonge and Elisabeth Hardenbroek and Juliana of Orange.Juliana was developing in a very funny character with a love for rhime and poetry,no high-flyer,but a good student.

As much as Queen Wilhelmina wished her daughter to grow up as "normal as possible"reality however was far from "normal".As Baroness van Hardenbroek recalls,it wasn't all that normal,we couldn't walk out of the Palace at any time,Juliana was kept at a distance from the outside world,protected by her mother,allthough maybe not as exclusively educated as her mother,still.

Ofcourse Juliana wasn't a normal child,she was the daughter of the Queen,the Heir to the Throne,and had to be "ready",like her mother,to take over just in case,at the age of 18,she had to be prepared and it was almost inevitable that Juliana's education looked much like her mother's.

She was "naughty"as she recalled herself,"sailing down the stairs on serving trays.......with her father!"They were a number,daddy and his daughter.
Misschief was written all over their faces.There was a strong bond between father and daughter,spending much time together.Whatever "domestic"problems there might have been,as we know now,Juliana always stated she loved/enjoyed being with both her parents.
"At night mother would read documents as father and I were sitting on the floor making jig-saw puzzles,father had hundreds of them".Father and I could be very naughty when together,we understood eachother,and had many wonderfull ideas.

From the age of four,Juliana had French lessons




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