I can partially understand your reasoning; but like I said, one has to be careful about expanding definitions.
For by your logic, Wilhelmina and Juliana of the Netherlands could also have been known as queen mothers: after all, each was a queen and also the mother of a reigning monarch. The same is true of Beatrix today.
But it would all have been in contravention to tradition and definition. Wilhelmina could have continued to style herself with the title of Queen after abdication; but she would have lost the designation of being THE Queen. As such, she would simply have been HM Queen Wilhelmina, to distinguish herself from her sovereign daughter. After all, that had been the situation with her own mother, Emma (who never ceased to be styled as Queen), after the death of King Willem III. Her successors could have done likewise.
As it was, she personally chose a more modest title (thereby setting a precedent for her successors). It has been explained that Wilhelmina considered herself entitled to style herself as a princess of the Netherlands with the qualification of Royal Highness by virtue of being her father's daughter, not an abdicated queen.
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