List of Dutch consorts

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A consort of the Netherlands is a person married to a Dutch monarch during his or her reign. All female spouses of the monarchs of the Netherlands have been titled "Queen of the Netherlands" with the style Majesty . The male spouses of the three Queens regnant of the Netherlands were titled "Prince of the Netherlands" with the style Royal Highness . The spouse of the Bonaparte King of Holland was "Queen of Holland" with the style Majesty . The following spouses of the monarchs of Holland between 1806 and 1810; and the Netherlands since 1813:

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

A queen consort is the wife of a reigning king. A queen consort usually shares her husband's social rank and status. She holds the feminine equivalent of the king's monarchical titles, but historically, she does not share the king's political and military powers. A queen regnant is a queen in her own right with all the powers of a monarch, who (usually) has become queen by inheriting the throne upon the death of the previous monarch.

Majesty is an English word derived ultimately from the Latin maiestas, meaning greatness, and used as a style by many monarchs, usually kings or sultans. Where used, the style outranks the style of (Imperial/Royal) Highness, but is inferior to the style of Imperial Majesty. It has cognates in many other languages, especially Indo-European languages of Europe.

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Queen consorts of Holland

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame ConsortCeased to be ConsortDeathSpouse
Hortense de beauharnais.jpg Hortense de Beauharnais Alexandre de Beauharnais
(Beauharnais)
10 April 17834 January 18025 June 1806
husband's ascension
1 July 1810
husband's abdication
5 October 1837 Louis I

Royal consorts of Netherlands

PictureNameFatherBirthMarriageBecame ConsortCeased to be ConsortDeathSpouse
Wilhelmina van Pruisen.jpg Wilhelmine of Prussia Frederick William II of Prussia
(Hohenzollern)
18 November 17741 October 17916 December 1813
husband's ascension
12 October 1837 William I
Portret velikoi kniazhny Anny Pavlovny. Neizvestnyi avtor. Kholst, maslo. Kopiia XIX veka..jpg Anna Pavlovna of Russia Paul I of Russia
(Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov)
18 January 179521 February 18167 October 1840
husband's ascension
7 March 1849
husband's death
1 March 1865 William II
Koningin Sophie Wurttemberg.jpg Sophie of Württemberg William I of Württemberg
(Württemberg)
17 June 181818 June 18397 March 1849
husband's ascension
3 June 1877 William III
Dowager Queen of Holland.jpg Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
(Waldeck)
2 August 18587 January 187923 November 1890
husband's death
20 March 1934
Prince Henry of Holland.jpg Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
(Mecklenburg)
19 April 18767 February 19013 July 1934 Wilhelmina
Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld 1976.jpg Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld
(Lippe)
29 June 19118 September 19366 September 1948
wife's ascension
30 April 1980
wife's abdication
1 December 2004 Juliana
Prince Claus of the Netherlands 1986.jpg Claus von Amsberg Claus Felix von Amsberg
(Amsberg)
6 September 192610 March 196630 April 1980
wife's ascension
6 October 2002 Beatrix
Koningin-maxima-okt-15-s.jpg Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti Jorge Zorreguieta 17 May 19712 February 200230 April 2013
husband's ascension
Willem-Alexander

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