: Not an answer to your question, but another
: royal couple almost not being buried
: Only years later after the death of Princess
: Lilian of Belgium it seemed the last wish of
: Princess Lilian was to be buried in the tiny
: private chapel at the estate of Argenteuil
: in Waterloo where she had lived for the last
: 41 years of her life.
: Maybe she thought she would never be allowed
: to be buried at the royal vault in Laken.
: In the end she is buried in the same tomb
: with her husband and his first wife at the
: royal vault in Laken.
: Recently the Infanta Alicia was also not
: buried together with her husband.
: --Previous Message--
: Let me ask you this question: the late
: 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 ion-wrought gates).
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