- Aug 13, 2004
- São Paulo
The princess and family indeed lived in a wing of the palace. In 1971 the government decided that the palace -which was mostly unused and falling apart- would be renovated extensively and that it would become a museum. This new destination for the palace made a move of the princess and family necessary. A friend of the couple designed a bungalow close by, they moved in oktober 1975.
A few years ago the bungalow was stripped and completely redesigned. The result is more fortunate than the original monstrosity.
In newspaper articles of the time, it is often said that Queen Juliana would move to Castle Het Oude Loo after her abdication -which of course she never did.