Queen Emma of The Netherlands  with the #ruby #MellerioTiara a gift to Queen Emma by her husband, King William III, just before he died. Tiara made ca. 1890. Dutch #RoyalTiara

Another ruby tiara belonging to the Dutch royal family, part of a much larger parure. This one started life as a birthday present from King William III to his second wife, Emma, and was commissioned from Mellerio and delivered in October

1933, left to right: Emma, her granddaughter Juliana, and daughter Wilhelmina (great-grandmother, mother, and grandmother of  Queen Beatrix)

3 generations of The Netherlands' Queens - Queen Consort Emma her daughter Queen Wilhelmina and her granddaughter Queen Juliana

Queen Emma of the Netherlands, 1882.  Plain Jane gets the diamonds!

Queen Emma of the Netherlands wore the Van Kempen tiara for the first time in public in for the wedding of her sister, Princess Helena of Waldeck Pyrmont to Prince Albert, Duke of Albany.

Dutch Queen Regent Emma and her daughter  Wilhelmina, ca. 1891. Queen Emma is still in full mourning for her husband King Willem III, who died november 1890.

Dutch Queen Regent Emma and her daughter Wilhelmina, ca. Queen Emma is still in full mourning for her husband King Willem III, who died november

Koning Willem III en Koningin Emma - 1879

Their Majesties King William III and his second wife Queen Emma of the Netherlands. Married: January Emma was 41 years younger than her husband.

King William III and Queen Emma of the Netherlands. Emma married elderly king William III in 1879 two years after the death of his first wife.The aging, licentious king, once described as "the greatest debauchee of the age", had previously been rejected by Emma's sister Pauline and by Princess Thyra of Denmark.--wikipedia With William, Emma had her only child, the future Queen Wilhelmina, on 31 August 1880.

King Willem III of the Netherlands marries Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont years younger than him)

Historic Wedding Dress _ Princess Emma of Waldeck - Pyrmont  * & * Alexandra Feodorovna (Alix of Hesse)

Historic Wedding Dress _ Princess Emma of Waldeck - Pyrmont * &amp...

Favorite Royals and Beautiful Quotes: Classic Royal Wedding Dress - Wedding dress of Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont when she married King Willem III of the Netherlands - January

Miss Honoria Glossop:  The widowed Queen Regnant (later Dowager Queen) Emma of the Netherlands with her only child, Queen Wilhelmina (reigned 1890-1948), mother of Queen Juliana and grandmother of Queen Beatrix.

Miss Honoria Glossop: The widowed Queen Regnant (later Dowager Queen) Emma of the Netherlands with her only child, Queen Wilhelmina (reigned mother of Queen Juliana and grandmother of Queen Beatrix.

Queen Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Queen Mother of The Netherlands 1910s.  She is another of my favorite royals, a young girl who married an old king and gave birth to a queen.

Queen Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Queen Mother of The Netherlands She is another of my favorite royals, a young girl who married an old king and gave birth to a queen.

Queen Emma of the Netherlands, who  wore a mourning veil to honor her deceased husband, King William III of the Netherlands.

Queen Emma of the Netherlands, who wore a mourning veil to honor her deceased husband, King William III of the Netherlands.

1880 Queen Emma of the Netherlands, probably at her coronation, aged 18

Queen Emma of the Netherlands wearing the Van Kempen parure. In Dutch jeweller Van Kempen was commissioned by King Willem III to create a diamond and pearl parure for his new wife, Queen Emma, née princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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