Edited by Marianne on 5/8/2017, 13:44:50
Prince Claus was never comfortable in his role as Consort to a reigning Queen and he too had started his career as a diplomat, so he too (like the Danish Consort) had been fully aware of the status as a Consort and all of its obligations.
Prince Claus had a difficult start in married life due to his German roots but was fully accepted in later years, thanks to his tireless efforts to be useful & effective in his new role.
So, my question to you all now is ... would you think it would have been thinkable/acceptable if Prince Claus had not been buried in the Royal Vault in Delft at the time of his death but buried 'just around the corner' of the home he enjoyed the happiest years of his years with his wife & sons and which would offer Beatrix (and their sons) the opportunity to visit his grave in all peace and quiet, which is not possible in Delft.
(The Royal Crypt in Delft is not accessible and nothing like the Roskilde Cathdral where all royal graves can be viewed/pictured through iron-wrought gates).
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