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« Reply #405 on: February 27, 2017, 02:55:46 AM »

thanks everyone for the answers  Thumb up

Hmmm...uneasy lies the head that wears a crown, eh?

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« Reply #406 on: February 27, 2017, 04:46:10 AM »

Oh, Beatrix is chic.  Smiley
I've alway liked the Dutch queens though I don't know much about them  Blush (or any royalty) but they do radiate girl power.
My grand mother never spoke about Elizabeth; she spoke about Juliana.


And don't forget Wilhelmina. Rock solid through WWI as well as WWII.
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« Reply #407 on: February 27, 2017, 11:37:17 AM »

Bea is regal and radiates confidence and happiness. Even in the hard times she had (her husband being sick, loosing him, loosing her son), she showed sorrow, but in a remarkable and strong way. She seems to be at ease with herself. She even handled the Mable situation way cleverer than the Swedes handled Sofia.

Silvia does come across snobbish (a bit) and insecure somehow. She was in Germany today (?) at least lately and she was on TV earlier and her first quote was that the kids she visited were so disappointed she did not wear a crown. Maybe it was supposed to be funny, but she can't talk without it being about "status" somehow. She even refers to her daughter as "the crown princess" in that stiff and outdated way ...

With that regard I think that Beatrix really liked and still likes her daughter in law Mabel. And perhaps Friso himself was happy to say farwell to the throne, as in the past he clearly showed I wasn't eager to possibly succeed WA. Also the parlement stated they would not issue an acceptance request for the marriage of Mabel and Friso, which would result in Friso leaving the succession list.

While in Sweden it is the question if Silvia likes her daughter in law, based on her facial expressions (and at the engagement announcement her whole physical appareance) I don't think so. And I do not know how it exactly works in Sweden, but I was surprised this was approved by the parlement.
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« Reply #408 on: February 27, 2017, 11:40:54 AM »

Oh, Beatrix is chic.  Smiley
I've alway liked the Dutch queens though I don't know much about them  Blush (or any royalty) but they do radiate girl power.
My grand mother never spoke about Elizabeth; she spoke about Juliana.


And don't forget Wilhelmina. Rock solid through WWI as well as WWII.

Your comments reminded me about two items of Wilhelmina:

WWI:
Before the First World War started, the young Wilhelmina visited the powerful German Emperor Wilhelm II. The Emperor thought he could impress the queen of a relatively small country by telling her, "My guards are seven feet tall and yours are only shoulder-high to them." Wilhelmina smiled politely and replied, "Quite true, Your Majesty, your guards are seven feet tall. But when we open our dikes, the water is ten feet deep!"

WWII:
The following statue, which can be found in the square just before the gates of Noordeinde Palace (in The Hague), depicts a familiar image of Wilhelmina during WWII and her last years:
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« Reply #409 on: February 27, 2017, 11:50:20 AM »

Wilhelmina for the win  Supercontent
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« Reply #410 on: February 27, 2017, 12:02:28 PM »

Oh, Beatrix is chic.  Smiley
I've alway liked the Dutch queens though I don't know much about them  Blush (or any royalty) but they do radiate girl power.
My grand mother never spoke about Elizabeth; she spoke about Juliana.


And don't forget Wilhelmina. Rock solid through WWI as well as WWII.

Your comments reminded me about two items of Wilhelmina:

WWI:
Before the First World War started, the young Wilhelmina visited the powerful German Emperor Wilhelm II. The Emperor thought he could impress the queen of a relatively small country by telling her, "My guards are seven feet tall and yours are only shoulder-high to them." Wilhelmina smiled politely and replied, "Quite true, Your Majesty, your guards are seven feet tall. But when we open our dikes, the water is ten feet deep!"

WWII:
The following statue, which can be found in the square just before the gates of Noordeinde Palace (in The Hague), depicts a familiar image of Wilhelmina during WWII and her last years:


so sorry  Blush

does that mean the GErman guards just had their heads above water and didn't drown but the Dutch guards drowned because they were shorter.  Blush Confused

Love the statue

thx

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« Reply #411 on: February 27, 2017, 01:20:00 PM »

Both the Dutch and German soldiers wouldn't survive it. As far as I know 10 feet is higher than 7 feet Smiley Smiley

The Emperor tried to impress young Wilhelmina, who had a quick and witty answer Wink


In 1964 a statue of Wilhelmina was reveiled in Rotterdam by then Queen Juliana:


Yes, this one looks very familiar......as a bronze version of this statue is used for the Wilhelmina-monument in The Hague (which was reveiled in 1987 by then Queen Beatrix and her mother princess Juliana).

The Wilhelmina monument also contains the following text:
EENZAAM MAAR NIET ALLEEN
Opgericht ter nagedachtenis aan Wilhelmina Helene Pauline Maria, Koningin der Nederlanden, geboren 31 augustus 1880 te 's-Gravenhage, ingehuldigd 8 september 1898 te Amsterdam. Op 4 september 1948 deed zij afstand van de troon ten gunste van haar dochter Juliana. Op 28 november 1962 overleed zij op Paleis het Loo.
1880-1962 Wilhelmina. Achter haar stem uit ballingschap stond een gestalte als deze 1940-1946


can be translated as:
LONELY BUT NOT ALONE (title of the biography of Wilhelmina)
Erected in remembrance of Wilhelmina Helene Pauline Maria, Queen of the Netherlands, born 31 August 1880 in 's-Gravenhage, inaugurated 8 September 1898 in Amsterdam. On 4 September 1948 she abdicated in favor of her daughter Juliana. On 28 November 1962 she died at Palace Het Loo.
1880-1962 Wilhelmina. Behind her voice from exile was a figure like this 1940-1946

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« Reply #412 on: February 27, 2017, 03:55:27 PM »

The statue is a bit unflattering, IMO.
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« Reply #413 on: February 27, 2017, 04:16:00 PM »

I'm puzzled by that comment. Wilhelmina wasn't dainty, petit or small. She was fierce, determined, pragmatic and practical. The statue reflects all that. It's also based on a moment in time that was very important: the moment she stepped back onto Dutch soil after being away during the war.

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« Reply #414 on: February 27, 2017, 04:39:38 PM »

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« Reply #415 on: February 27, 2017, 05:14:28 PM »

Perhaps we can move this discussion to a Wilhelmina topic. To my surprise I couldn't find one here on RD, therefore made one Wink
https://royaldish.com/index.php?topic=15850.0
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« Reply #416 on: March 05, 2017, 07:47:39 PM »

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« Reply #417 on: March 23, 2017, 04:48:29 PM »

Ladies, I need your help! I am looking for a photo of Silvia wearing a white-ish suit.

I think the photo was taken around 2009-2012. Silvia is wearing a suit that is white-ish, could be off-white or very light beige or grey. The suit consists of a skirt and a boat-neck top with a belt made of the same fabric as the suit. No buttons.
I think it was worn to a semi-formal event, like a speech at the Silvia home or something similar, nothing super grand.

I used to have photos of it saved on my computer, but I lost them when it crashed and now I can't find anything when I am googling. I plan to have something similar made for me and need the photos to show my seamstress.

Can anybody recall what I am talking about?
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« Reply #418 on: March 23, 2017, 05:03:54 PM »

While shearching for you suit Desideria, found this picture of Silvia:



She looks beautiful in it imo!
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« Reply #419 on: March 23, 2017, 05:06:20 PM »

No doubt she was very beautiful .... on the outside. She did not age well and she did not handle that well (to much wrong plastic sugery).
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