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Marengo 06-07-2021 02:44 AM

The lady on the photo seems to be Queen Emma and since she died in 1934 the caption must be wrong about the date too as there has not been a miraculous resurrection of the Queen as far as we know.

SLV 06-07-2021 07:27 AM

That is indeed Queen Emma and not her daughter.

CyrilVladisla 06-07-2021 08:08 PM

Marengo and SLV, Thank you graciously for correctly clarifying the Queen. :rose::rose::rose2::rose2:

Marengo 06-22-2021 05:52 AM

The royal collections have tweeted a photo of Queen Wilhelmina taking a 'selfie' in Mecklenburg 115 years ago:

https://twitter.com/Kon_Verz/status/...810934790?s=20

Lee-Z 06-22-2021 06:00 AM

Nice, must be one of the oldest royal selfies around :smile:

SLV 06-22-2021 06:31 AM

Lovely picture.

Duc_et_Pair 06-22-2021 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 2410136)
The royal collections have tweeted a photo of Queen Wilhelmina taking a 'selfie' in Mecklenburg 115 years ago:

https://twitter.com/Kon_Verz/status/...810934790?s=20


Dobbin was owned as a vacation home by Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Hendrik. After the death of the Prince, his widow Queen Wilhelmina sold it for 1.035.000 Reichsmark to Sir Henry Deterding (President of Royal Dutch Shell Oil). Sadly in WWII the estate was completely destroyed by bombs.


https://c8.alamy.com/comp/KF35EK/sch...rat-KF35EK.jpg


After 1945 the Communists confisquated the whole estate (lands, moors, forests) as Volkseigentum ("Owned by the People").

Blog Real 06-22-2021 08:11 AM

Fantastic photo of Queen Wilhelmina.
https://c3.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/...355_RFWUF.jpeg

Duc_et_Pair 06-22-2021 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blog Real (Post 2410160)
Fantastic photo of Queen Wilhelmina.
https://c3.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/...355_RFWUF.jpeg

I hope to see Queen Máxima with that fabulous corsage de devant. So far she has only a centre piece of it as a pendant.

Queen Juliana with the corsage in full setting: https://i1.wp.com/www.thecourtjewell...iana.png?ssl=1

The pendant of this combination is a centre element of the corsage de devant, attached to a brooch:
https://images.nouveau.nl/iAv-hh6VLZ...?itok=hreikgfq

CyrilVladisla 06-22-2021 08:04 PM

What does corsage de devant refer to?

SLV 06-22-2021 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 2410372)
What does corsage de devant refer to?

The large brooch that is pinned on the front of the dress.

Duc_et_Pair 06-23-2021 12:08 AM

This is a drawing of this parure, Queen Máxima has combined the brooch on the right with a pendant, taken out of the corsage de devant.

The problem will be that the heavy corsage needs to be pinned on a firm bodice (a corset), preventing a dress to be dragged down. In Queen Wilhelmina's lifetime a firm bodice was normal.

https://64.media.tumblr.com/900885d6...fe3a80fbb0.png

CyrilVladisla 07-17-2021 07:31 PM

At age twenty, Queen Wilhelmina ordered a Dutch warship to evacuate Paul Kruger from South Africa's embattled Transvaal.

Duc_et_Pair 07-17-2021 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 2416521)
At age twenty, Queen Wilhelmina ordered a Dutch warship to evacuate Paul Kruger from South Africa's embattled Transvaal.

Read: the Dutch Government. Since 1848 the King is inviolable, the ministers are responsible. Nothing can happen without ministerial approval. No way a 20 years old (or whatever age) Wilhelmina could "order" warships.

Lee-Z 07-18-2021 01:42 AM

Funny enough, that is how it's described on Paul Kruger's wiki page
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kruger

"Kruger left the Transvaal by rail on 11 September 1900—he wept as the train crossed into Mozambique. He planned to board the first outgoing steamer, the*Herzog*of the*German East Africa Line, but was prevented from doing so when, at the behest of the local British Consul, the Portuguese Governor insisted that Kruger stay in port under*house arrest.[n 29]*About a month later*Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands*concluded a deal with Britain to extricate Kruger on a Dutch warship,*HNLMS*Gelderland, and convey him through non-British waters to*Marseille. Kruger was delighted to hear of this but dismayed that Gezina, still in Pretoria, was not well enough to accompany him.*Gelderland*departed on 20 October 1900.[222]"

Duc_et_Pair 07-18-2021 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lee-Z (Post 2416542)
Funny enough, that is how it's described on Paul Kruger's wiki page
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Kruger

"Kruger left the Transvaal by rail on 11 September 1900—he wept as the train crossed into Mozambique. He planned to board the first outgoing steamer, the*Herzog*of the*German East Africa Line, but was prevented from doing so when, at the behest of the local British Consul, the Portuguese Governor insisted that Kruger stay in port under*house arrest.[n 29]*About a month later*Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands*concluded a deal with Britain to extricate Kruger on a Dutch warship,*HNLMS*Gelderland, and convey him through non-British waters to*Marseille. Kruger was delighted to hear of this but dismayed that Gezina, still in Pretoria, was not well enough to accompany him.*Gelderland*departed on 20 October 1900.[222]"


It is nice to romanticize but Queen Wilhelmina wrote letters to Queen Victoria, Emperor Wilhelm II and to Tsar Nicholas II (in consultation with Prime Minister Aenas baron Mackay).

In 1890 an International Peace Conference was organized on the initiative of Tsar Nicholas II. Queen Wilhelmina offered Huis ten Bosch as conference venue. This conference was fruitless anyway.

When the Boer republics were defeated by the British it was Minister of Foreign Affairs Hendrik Willem de Beaufort whom organized a safe exit of Paul Kruger. It was "Her Majesty's" Panzer Cruiser Gelderland which picked up the Boers president. But all within the normal constitutional framework. No way that a heated young girl in The Hague ordered the Fleet to sail to South Africa and pick up the besieged Paul Kruger.


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