Wilhelmina was the Queen of the Netherlands, she was the great-grandmother of our current king. A thorough biography on Wilhelmina was written by Cees Fasseur, depicting her as a charming and nice lady.

My granddad used to work at her palace, “‘t Loo” in Apeldoorn. Only when no other work was available, because Wilhelmina would pay workers less because, as she said, “its such an honor to work for me”. Granddad told us numerous stories about how Wilhelmina was a bitch, to her staff, to everyone. I’m considering writing up the stories of granddad, and publish them.

Today I bought and started reading another book about Wilhelmina, by Gerard Aalders, published by Just Publishers. Aalders shows a very different queen than Fasseur. One that matches granddad’s stories. This will make it easier for me to publish the stories, under the name “Driemaal bedrog”, a title my dad came up with.

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