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Emma - Plot summary, Film and television adaptations, Criticism and themes

netherlands queen wilhelmina william

Queen of the Netherlands, the second wife of King William III of The Netherlands and mother of the future Queen Wilhelmina, born in Arolsen, WC Germany. She married William in 1879, and became regent during the last days of his life, and for Queen Wilhelmina until her majority in 1898. She was a very highly regarded member of the Dutch royal family, and her popularity contributed appreciably to the respect felt for royalty in The Netherlands.

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