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Marengo 12-23-2008 06:52 AM

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Duke Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin - 1901
 
On 7 February 1907 Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands married Duke Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in the Grote- or Willems church in The Hague:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...rohuwelijk.jpg

right of the groom: his mother, Dowager Grand Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Left to Queen WIlhelmina: Grand Duke Friedrich-Franz IV of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and next to him Queen Emma of The Netherlands. Other guests were Grand Duchess Elisabeth of Oldenburg (sister of Heinrich) and Grand Dchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia and her husban Grand Duke Vladimir. Marie was a half-sister of the groom.
Same picture:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...05ff813fe6.jpg

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Note that all copyrights are expired by photos posted by me in this thread.

Marengo 12-23-2008 07:01 AM

Two simular pictures of the couple:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...na-hendrik.jpg http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...wilhelmina.jpg

Marengo 12-23-2008 07:04 AM

The wedding dress of Queen Wilhelmina was displayed at Palace Het Loo:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...wilhelmina.jpg

NB. Pic. free of copyrights

And two more pictures of the dress & shoes as posted by Marianne on the royal weddings message board:

Picture 1
Picture 2

The wedding was celebrated through the entire country and in the colonies. Here a decorated canal mansion from Amsterdam (Keizersgracht 477):

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...elijk-wilh.jpg

Marengo 12-23-2008 07:07 AM

The couple got engaged in 1900 in Germany. This picture was made just after that, the couple flanked by their mothers:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d..._nlddddddd.jpg http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...dc7639250d.jpg

And with various relatives:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...f14bc1ef61.jpg

Marengo 12-23-2008 07:08 AM

Official engagement photo:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...2d8901a687.jpg

Marengo 12-23-2008 07:11 AM

Creative postcards were sold to commemorate the wedding:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...58f89c4339.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...5d9f6478f4.jpg

Marengo 12-23-2008 07:14 AM

Though the wedding was notably unhappy, the couple did celebrate their silver wedding in 1926 with frieds and (close) family:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...derland_nl.jpg http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...ten2/dsfsa.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...be5f200447.jpg

maria-olivia 12-23-2008 09:38 AM

Marengo ,
Are this pictures of the royal weddings of the past your Christmas present.?
I appreciate...

Catherine Helvin 01-24-2011 07:14 AM

Why was the wedding unhappy, Marengo?

IloveCP 09-23-2011 08:00 PM

Her wedding dress looked a lot like Queen Mary's.

Marengo 09-23-2011 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Catherine Helvin (Post 1196820)
Why was the wedding unhappy, Marengo?

My mistake, the wedding was not unhappy but the marriage was. The only anecdote that I know of about the wedding is that Queen Emma did everything she could to keep Kaiser Wilhelm II away, as she said: 'at every wedding he wants to be the bride'.

Jacknch 01-25-2012 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IloveCP (Post 1319566)
Her wedding dress looked a lot like Queen Mary's.

I also think the bodice and sleeves are similar to Lady Helen Taylor's.

NGalitzine 01-25-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 870922)

Did they know how to air brush back then, because Wilhemina is noticably slimmer in this picture than she was on her wedding day? She actually looks like she had a nice figure in this pic but her wedding pics she looks rather "stout" to put it kindly.

KittyAtlanta 01-25-2012 02:22 PM

In general, well-to-do people back then were not sticks. It was not the fashion. There was no airbrushing available, just corsets.

Marengo 02-14-2013 04:01 PM

The wedding was attended by:

- Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherands
- Duke Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
- Queen Emma of The Netherlands
- Dowager Grand Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
- The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
- Prince Heinrich Reuss XVIII and Princess Charlotte, née Duchess of Mecklenburg
- Duke Adolf-Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
- Prince Ulrich of Schönburg-Waldenburg
- The hereditairy Count of Erbach
- Prince Albrecht of Prussia (regent of Brunswick)
- Prince Hermann of Schönburg-Waldenburg
- The Fürst and Fürstin of Bentheim-Steinfurt
- The Fürst and Fürstin of Schwarszburg-Rudolstadt
- Princess Tekla of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
- Prince and Princess Henri of Schönburg
- The Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
- The Fürst and Fürstin of Wied (née Princess Louise of The Netherlands)
- The hereditairy Prince and hereditairy Princess of Wied
- Duke Paul Friedrich and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
- The Fürst and Fürstin of Waldeck-Pyrmont
- Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
- Grand Duchess Helen of Russia
- The Duke-regent of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
- The Duchess of Albany
- Princess Alice of Albany
- Prince Adolf of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
- Grand Duchess Sophie-Charlotte of Oldenburg

Historische Kranten - actualiteiten uit het verleden

Andolini 02-26-2013 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1319583)
My mistake, the wedding was not unhappy but the marriage was. The only anecdote that I know of about the wedding is that Queen Emma did everything she could to keep Kaiser Wilhelm II away, as she said: 'at every wedding he wants to be the bride'.

Okay, that is hysterical!!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

An Ard Ri 02-26-2013 02:23 PM

Marengo ,the photo's you've posted above are wonderful,I've never seen any of them before!

Noble Consort Ming 02-27-2013 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KittyAtlanta (Post 1363235)
There was no airbrushing available, just corsets.


I have some books about photography from that era and photographers most definitely were able to alter photos. I can't find them online but in one book I have before and after photos where they made women's waists smaller.

Skippy 06-09-2013 12:04 PM

The marriage was mostly unhappy due to their different, clashing characters. Queen Wilhelmina was very serious and had a rigid sense of duty, where Duke Heinrich was (much) more free, relaxed and with a boorish sense of humor.
It was not until after his death that she would learn to understand him better. Personally, I have the impression that she would have been perfectly able to handle all on her own, were it not for the obligation to produce an heir and therefore to be married.

Princess Xenia 06-09-2013 01:25 PM

Another reason is that he was not satisfied with his roles as the consort of the queen and to produce an heir


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