There was no crowd and consequently no cheering as a dark-suited man of medium height, his left arm paralyzed and an audacious moustache surmounting a well-trimmed beard stepped out of an automobile to pay his respects to Dowager Queen Emma, mother of Queen Wilhemina, at the Soestdyk Palace.

The visitor was the German ex-Emperor, Wilhelm II.


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