Inauguration of Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands, 1898

The Inauguration of 18-year old Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands (wearing the House Diamond Parure and the Military William Order) at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam on this day in 1898, taking the oath beside her mother, Queen Emma (in the Sapphire Tiara and the Order of the Netherlands Lion), who had served as the Regent for 8 years. Queen Wilhelmina succeeded to the Throne at the age of 10 after the death of her father, King William III, in 1890, and became the longest-reigning Dutch Monarch until her Abdication in 1948.

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