Edited by Marianne on 8/8/2017, 17:33:06
I can only say that had Prince Bernhard been still alive now (...shrudder... !) I wouldn't doubt for a second he would have sided at once with the former French Count who wants to be King
: I'm sorry you took offense at the comparison
: issue re: Netherlands. But I didn't read it
: that way. All the poster was trying to say
: was that when royals retire from public
: life their particular health condition is
: not revealed in the beginning.
: I don't think that poster meant to suggest
: Queen Juliana acted in any way like Prince
: Henrik. I have read enough about Queen
: Juliana that I would have picked up on that
: myself and would have been similarly
: --Previous Message--
: " Fellow poster, Martin, has already
: touched on this. But other boards also have
: alluded to Henrik's health. One, in
: particular, compared the situation to what
: happened in the Netherlands. When Juliana
: "retired" nothing was said about
: her condition. Later, her husband told the
: press, she had periods off and on when she
: didn't recognize her family..."
: There is HUGE difference between the present
: Danish situation and the Dutch one in the
: 1980/s/1990's !
: Queen Juliana abdicated in 1980 and went on
: to live a very private life at Soestdijk
: Palace. And yes, her health (both fysically
: and mentally) deteriorated gradually over
: the years and she was taken care of by staff
: and her daughters & grand-children were
: very protective of her.
: * But she never ever spoke out in public,
: nor did she give any interviews in which she
: accused her nearest and dearest of any
: wrongdoing !!!!
: So I take great offence of some-one even
: trying to compare the present situation in
: Denmark/France to what happened to a
: graceful Monarch few decades ago in the
: Now, if Juliana had publicly objected to be
: buried next to her unfaithful spouse I guess
: many would have understood, especially with
: all that has come to light after his death.
: But once again: totally different from what
: is happening in Denmark/France right now !!
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