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Princess_Beatrix 05-07-2006 04:57 AM

Queen Juliana's Family at Soestdijk
An own thread for the 4 sisters from Soestdijk ;) :)

Margriet, Beatrix and Irene tasting cookies


Princess_Beatrix 05-07-2006 04:58 AM

posing in the garden of Soestdijk

the 2 eldest sisters ;)


Princess_Beatrix 05-07-2006 05:00 AM

enjoying their skiingholidays
with little christina

Princess_Beatrix 05-07-2006 05:05 AM

in older ages ;)
short time before Beatrix became Queen

the growing family:
the sisters and the men in their lives


Maxie 05-07-2006 07:03 AM

Wilhelmina, Juliana, Beatrix, Irene, Margriet and baby Christina.
From ANP

(Great idea for a thread, princess Beatrix!)

Marengo 05-07-2006 08:28 AM

I just love this thread already! Thanks for starting it and I will see if I can come up with some contributions as well :) Great idea Princess Beatrix!
BTW Catharina-Amalia really resembles the younger Beatrix IMO

Squidgy 05-07-2006 08:49 AM

Great pictures Princess Beatrix & Maxie!:)

And Marengo, I too am loving this thread already!:D

I'll try to dig up some pics too, but here are some I posted in another thread of the girls at the palace in (I think) 1950.

Photos: Juliana Regina 1951

Princess_Beatrix 05-07-2006 02:13 PM

I just thought it was time to start this thread. ;)
The 4 girls were just too lovely :)
The dutch people must have loved them very much. ;)

in the 50's
in the 60s
in the 80's
ANP anpfotoarchief
Margriet and Irene

Maxie 05-07-2006 06:56 PM

Two from ANP: Koninginnedag old style... :)

Maxie 05-07-2006 07:05 PM

And here are some pics from beeldbank.

Princess_Beatrix 05-08-2006 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Maxie
And here are some pics from beeldbank.

That's so cute. :) The sisters always look so caring with Christina. The "little sister" they wanted to protect. :)

another question:
What are the complete names of the 4 sisters?
I just know about:
Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard

what are the complete names of the others?
christina originally names Marijke, right?

Maxie 05-08-2006 05:50 PM

Yes, she was known as Marijke first, but she changed her name into Christina.

The others are named (according to Wikipedia):

Irene Emma Elisabeth
Margriet Francisca
Maria Christina

Princess_Beatrix 05-09-2006 06:39 AM

Does anyone know why Christina changed her name?
I don't think Marijke is that bad ;)

Maxie 05-09-2006 06:42 AM

As far as I know it had something to do with the fact that she didn't like her first name, she thought it sounded too childish. But correct me if I'm wrong, of course. :)

Marengo 05-17-2006 05:31 PM

From het geheugen van Nederland: the three princesses (no 4 wasn't born yet) attending a gardenparty at Soestdijk Palace, organised by their mother for the youth of Baarn and Soest in 1946:

Marengo 05-17-2006 05:32 PM

And in 1947, with Sir Winston (look how Margriet is holding his hand!). Pictures from het geheugen van Nederland.

Her_Majesty 05-17-2006 05:38 PM

Thanks alot for sharing this pictures, Marengo! :) The girls were really cute!
It's so lovely to see how similar they all look!

Marengo 05-17-2006 05:47 PM

Your welcome :)
Here another picture of them at Soestdijk, with the new-born princess Marijke and Queen Wilhelmina & Crownprincess Juliana.
Pic: Reformatorisch Dagblad

Marengo 05-17-2006 05:51 PM

The Soestdijk-sisters, but in the US, with on the left Jvr. Renee Roell. Renee's mother went in excile with Juliana. Renee's father stayed in The Netherlands where he was active int he resistance and was shot to death by the Nazi's. Renee is married to a canadian (her mother remarried with a canadian as well) but is still Her Majesty's oldest and closest friend and a godmother to the Prince of Orange (and a witness at the wedding of Beatrix).
Picture: Ref. Dagblad

Vanesa 05-17-2006 09:45 PM

Those all were new to me. They are wonderful. These girlies were adorable, and I suppose that people from Netherlands must have loved their Royal Family (as they must love the current one too) :) Oh...And by the way: did you notice how similar Queen Beatrix was to his son, Crownprince Wilhelm when a little girl? I think that Princess Amalia is similar to them too.


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