ca. 1848 (estimated) King Willem lll, queen Sophie and Crown Prince Willem

An expressionless Queen Sophie poses with her oldest son and husband. I am estimating the date from the Prince's age of about eight, he was born in 1840. The King and Queen lived apart from 1855 until she died in 1877.

Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Duscussion Forum by thijs on 24 January 2006.

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