Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Juliana names her bridesmaids

December 21, 1936

Princess Juliana of the Netherlands announced today her bridesmaids for her forthcoming wedding to Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, reports the Associated Press.

The couple will marry on January 7.

Other wedding details were also announced.  Queen Wilhelmina will give two dinners for the wedding guests.  The dinners will be held at the Royal Palace on January 5 and January 6.

Princess Juliana's bridesmaids will be Duchess Woizlawa of Mecklenburg; Duchess Thyra of Mecklenburg; the Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia; Princess Sieglinde zur Lippe; Princess Sophie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach;  Baroness van Heemstra,  Miss C.E.B Roell, Miss M. Roseboom, Miss M. Michelin Moreau, Miss M. Del Court can Krimpen.

Prince Bernhard will also have 12 attendants.

It is understood that Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain will not be attending the wedding.  The Duke of Kent,  brother of King George VI, will attend the ceremony,  along with the Earl of Athlone, brother of Queen Mary, and his wife, Princess Alice, who is a first cousin of Queen Wilhelmina.

None will officially represent the British royal family, as Queen Wilhelmina regards her daughter's wedding as a "family affair" and has not sent invitations to foreign royal houses.

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