Author Topic: An early and unexpected Xmas gift from the past.  (Read 519 times)

Offline Viktoria

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Re: An early and unexpected Xmas gift from the past.
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 22 December 18 13:49 GMT (UK) »
The coin is of Queen Wilhelmina.
The House Of Orange Nassau
Her mother was Queen Emma.
There has not been a male child born to a Dutch monarch until quite recently.
Queen Wilhelmina was very popular.
The family were evacuated to Britain during WWII,as Germany had invaded Holland and the family might have been a bargaining point.
They are the richest Royal family but live a casual lifestyle ,bicyclingaround .
She broadcast to the Dutch people throughout the occupation.
They never forgot that.
She died in 1962, born I think in the 1870s.

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