The Netherlands: The Headstrong Princess


Stuffed tripe, boiled eggs, Edam and Gouda cheeses, several kinds of sausage, salt shakers filled with chocolate to sprinkle on the bread and butter—it was the usual Sunday breakfast enjoyed by a prosperous Dutch middle-class family. The quarrel raging over the breakfast table was recognizable too. The family did not really approve of daughter's fiance, and now the headstrong girl was demanding a big church wedding with all the family's most important friends invited.

But there was a difference: the girl's mother was Queen Juliana of The Netherlands. When the usually...

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