After the inauguration of King Willem Alexander at April 30, the New Church in Amsterdam where it all took place, has an exhibition about the history of the former inaugurations. The dresses of the former queens are exhibited here and I was very interested to see them. Unfortunately the glass windows reflected a bit.
This two pieces dress is worn by Queen Wilhelmina in 1898, September 6, and is made of satin, silk, gold-and silver threads and glass pearls. It was designed by Paris Couture Nicaud & Cie.
Wilhelmina was only 18 years old when she became Queen. Her father Willem III had died in 1890 when she was 10 years old. She was too young to become a Queen so her mother Queen Emma became regent for her until she was 18 years old.