From a set of playing cards, ca. 1470–1485, South Netherlandish -- The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards from the 15th century. There are four suits, each consisting of a king, a queen, a knave, and ten pip cards. The suit symbols, based on equipment associated with the hunt, are hunting horns, dog collars, hound tethers, and game nooses. The figures appear to be based on Franco-Flemish models.
A portrait of Phillip II (1527-1598), King of Spain. After Anthonis Mor, 1558. Philip's wife Mary I of England died the same year that this portrait was painted.
After a long good ride with queens, Holland will now have a king and the wonderful queen Maxima on his side. Viva Emma, Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix!
I'd react the same way if I thought something expensive was going to fall
Princess Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti (1971-living2013) Argentina wife of Prince Willem-Alexander (Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand) (1967-living2013) Prince of Orange, Netherlands heir.
4 generaties inhuldiging: Wilhelmina, Juliana, Beatrix en Willem Alexander. 4 generations auguration: Wilhelmina, Juliana, Beatrix and Willem Alxander.
MARCH 10, 1966: Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and her bridegroom, Claus von Amsberg. Beatrix was born in January 1938. Prince Claus was born in September 1926. They would become parents to Prince Willem-Alexander, Prince Friso and Prince Constantijn.