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Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880 - 1962). Queen of the Netherlands from 1890 until she abdicated in 1948. Her reign saw both World Wars, the economic crisis of 1933, and the decline of the Netherlands as a major colonial power. If she had not abdicated her reign would have been the longest by a female monarch in history, and the second longest for any monarch, behind the reign of Louis XIV of France. She married Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and had one daughter.

Queen Wilhelmina (1880-1962) wore a Sapphire Tiara which was given to her by the people of the Netherlands on occasion of her wedding to Prince Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1901. The parure, designed by the firm Vila Israel and made by Hoeting from more than 800 pieces, was included a very large Indian diamond for the center.

Queen Wilhelmina (1880-1962) wore a Sapphire Tiara which was given to her by the people of the Netherlands on occasion of her wedding to Prince Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1901. The parure, designed by the firm Vila Israel and made by Hoeting from more than 800 pieces, was included a very large Indian diamond for the center.

A gorgeous dress for one lucky ducky of a princess. Seventeenth century style costume, worn by HRH Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880-1962) as "Amalia of Solms," dated 1890. Via Trudie Rosa Carvalho (@TrudieRdC) on Twitter.

Dress belonging to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Ludwig Zwieback & Bruder, 1897. Silk. Paleis Het Loo via ModeMuze

Seventeenth century style costume, worn by HRH Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880-1962) as "Amalia of Solms," dated 1890. It was based on an 1890 watercolor illustration by Parisian costume designer Eugène Pierre Lacoste (see middle photo, courtesy Collectie SHVHON, The Hague). The bottom photo shows an 1891 oil painting of the young princess in costume by Christoffel Bisschop (courtesy Collectie SHVHON, The Hague). Via the Modemuze Blog.

Seventeenth century style costume, worn by HRH Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880-1962) as "Amalia of Solms," dated 1890. It was based on an 1890 watercolor illustration by Parisian costume designer Eugène Pierre Lacoste (see middle photo, courtesy Collectie SHVHON, The Hague). The bottom photo shows an 1891 oil painting of the young princess in costume by Christoffel Bisschop (courtesy Collectie SHVHON, The Hague). Via the Modemuze Blog.

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880 - 1962). Daughter of William III and Emma Waldeck and Pyrmont. She succeeded her father and became Queen of the Netherlands.

Theater dress, worn by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880-1962). Made by Ludwig Zwieback & Bruder (tailor). 1897. Het Loo Palace (on loan from the Royal Collections, The Hague. Photographer: Robert Mulder.