NETHERLANDS: Hermine Calls

Whatever is royal and at the same time smart and sumptuous, in the Netherlands, will usually be found to appertain to that great lady, the Queen Mother Emma. Her daughter, Queen Wilhelmina, is undoubtedly more popular, more Dutch, more well-beloved; but the Queen Mother is Royal, as though by Right Divine—in the manner of Alexandra, late British Queen Mother. Therefore last week it was naturally Queen Emma who received at Castle Soest Dyk, her summer residence, a lady who is the consort of Wilhelm II and is known in the Netherlands as "Empress" Hermine.

Queen Emma and "Empress" Hermine communed in...

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