It's in the news that former Dutch Queen Juliana died at the age of 94. She was in office from 1948 until 1980, and represents the post-war era of rebuilding the nation and major social changes. She tried to be as openminded and non-assuming as possible and insisted that people called her 'Madam' instead of 'Your Majesty'. That's pretty progressive for a queen.
This week Karolien's grandmother also died. She was of the same age as Juliana, a no-nonsense lady as well. The funeral will be on Monday.