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Theresia Vreugdenhil  and Queen Beatrix
Louise Dunne's picture
amsterdam, Netherlands
amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch royal designer dies

Published on : 16 July 2012 - 1:11pm | By Louise Dunne ((C) ANP)
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The designer who defined the look of the Dutch monarch Queen Beatrix has died.

Theresia Vreugdenhil was largely responsible for Queen Beatrix’s wardrobe for more than forty years, from 1965 until her retirement in 2007. She designed the gown Beatrix wore at her coronation and was also responsible for the restoration of the Dutch royal robes.

In 1999, Vreugdenhil was honoured with the Cross of Merit in the Order of Oranje-Nassau. Her death last week at the age of 82 was announced by her family at the weekend.

  • The Hague 1999<br>&copy; (C) ANP -
  • With Prince Claus, opening of Dutch parliament (Prinsjesdag) 1998 <br>&copy; (C) ANP -
  • Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten (National Academy for Fine Arts) Amsterdam 1992 <br>&copy; (C) ANP -
  • Vlissingen 2003<br>&copy; (C) ANP -
  • Opening of Dutch parliament (Prinsjesdag) 2001<br>&copy; (C) ANP -
  • Waxwork of Queen Beatrix in Madame Tussaud’s wearing copy of a gown by Theresia Vreugdenhil<br>&copy; (C) ANP -
  • Beatrix at her investiture as Queen in the New Church Amsterdam, 1980 <br>&copy; (C) ANP -


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