Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Prince Hendrik refuses gift

March 11, 1907

The New York Times reports today that Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands, the consort of Queen Wilhelmina, "has announced his decision to decline to accept the proposed national testimonial" for his assistance in saving the lives of the survivors of the British steamer, Berlin, which sunk during a storm in the Hook of Holland. The prince said he was merely doing his duty as a Dutchman, and did not need to seek special recognition.

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