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Queen Juliana (1909-2004)

Queen Juliana reigned from 1948 to 1980. Dutch society went through major changes during this period, including the post-war reconstruction, student riots in the 1960s and the oil crisis in the mid-1970s.

Queen Juliana earned the love of her people through her concern for social issues and her informal manner.

In 1937 she married Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterveld. The couple had four daughters: Beatrix (born 1938), Irene (born 1939), Margriet (born 1943, in Canadian exile) and Christina (born 1947). Both before and after the war, the family lived at Soestdijk Palace.

Princess Juliana passed away on 20 March 2004, and her husband Prince Bernhard died some months later, on 1 December.