Funeral of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands, 2004

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The Funeral of Queen Juliana on The Netherlands on this day in 2004 at the Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, following a lying-in-state at the Noordeinde Palace and a procession through the streets of The Hague to Delft. Royal attendees included the entire Dutch Royal Family, among them her widower, Prince Bernhard, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Anne Marie of Greece, Queen Noor of Jordan, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Prince Albert of Monaco, and the Aga Khan.

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One thought on “Funeral of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands, 2004

  1. Queen Juliana wanted a “white” funeral, just like her mother Queen Wilhelmina. I guess it has to do with their religious belief that death is a joyous occasion due to the person going to meet his or her maker. Queen Fabiola wore white at her husband’s funeral precisely for the same reason. She wanted to indicate her certainty regarding King Baudouin’s destiny beyond the grave. However, to be honest, I’ve had the sad experience of burying loved ones and the last thing I want to do is to dress in white. I just don’t feel like it at all. I think it’s a testament to her daughters’ love the fact that they all dressed in white as she wished.

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