I don't think that the Dutch people would have objected to such a wish Marianne. Like you said, prince Claus was much respected and like in the case of prince Friso, the people would also fully understand the idea of Queen Beatrix to have the grave of her beloved husband nearby.
: Let me ask you this question: the late Prince
: Claus, who had been very ill for the last
: years of his life, now suppose .. he
: & his wife Beatrix had agreed upon the
: fact that at the time of his death he would
: be buried at the cemetery near Castle
: Drakensteyn, where they had spent many happy
: years of their married life - from 1966
: until Beatrix became Queen in 1980 - and
: where their sons grew up (and where Prince
: Friso is buried now!) would the Dutch public
: have objected to such a decision?
: 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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