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Project 'Vier Vorstinnen' (Four Queens) kicks off

15 June 2022

More than ten years after the publications of the widely acclaimed Kings' biographies (Koning Willem I by Jeroen Koch, Koning Willem II by Jeroen van Zanten en Koning Willem III by Dik van der Meulen), will follow from 2025 (expected date) the Queens' biographies. Alpita de Jong writes the biography of Wilhelmina of Prussia, Petra van Langen of Anna Pavlovna, Leonieke Vermeer of Sophie of Wurtemberg, and Monica Soeting of Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

The lives of Wilhelmine 'Mimi' of Prussia (1774-1837), Anna Pavlovna (1795-1865), Sophie of Wurtemberg (1818-1877), and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858-1934) will be central. Not only the origin of these princesses and their upbringing at various European courts will be examined, but also and especially their role as queen at the Dutch court. Because of their foreign origin, they brought with them customs and habits that helped shape the Dutch monarchy. These queens also formed a link between the Dutch royal house and the other European royal houses.

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