Heir To Dutch Throne Expected

January 2, 1909


Dutch population eagerly awaits the coronation of their new queen, an effort that has “twice before” failed to happen.


The Hague, Dec 23 – It was officially announced in the chamber of deputies that queen Wilhelmina was in an interesting condition, and the statement was greeted with a joyful “bravos” from nearly the entire house. Her majesty’s position conclude their announcement with these words “We rejoice to be able to state that all signs are in consonants with an absolutely perfect state if health”. The event is expected early in the spring. The hopes of the Dutch people for an air to the throne of Holland have twice before been disappointed. The queen is 28 years old.
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