Monday, September 10, 2018

Wilhelmina doing well after miscarriage

September 10, 1908

Queen Wilhelmina is doing well after suffering a miscarriage.  She is staying at Het Loo and her "hope of an heir has been disappointed," reports the Washington Post.

The queen is not confined to her bed, but is resting on a couch. 

The "question of a possible heir" is of the "highest importance" to the the Netherlands as the Queen, who is 28 years old, is the last of the House of Orange.  She does not have a direct heir to the throne.

Wilhelmina has been married since February 1901 to Duke Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, now Prince Henrik of the Netherlands.   It is understood that this is the second time that the queen has suffered a miscarriage.  She was in a similar situation two year ago.

If  there is no direct heir to the throne, a new heir will be chosen by "the sovereign and a special joint convention of the two houses of parliament.


dragonsdream said...

was juliania premature? the maths make her a 7 month baby but i can find no reference to this

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

what do you mean premature. Wilhelmina was married in 1901 -- she had several miscarriages before she gave birth to Juliana who was born in 1909 ... that would be after 8 YEARS OF MARRIAGE.