How a teenage Audrey Hepburn escaped a Nazi brothel... and other intriguing stories of how those who went on to become famous survived the last dreadful days of the war
Audrey Hepburn was a young girl in Holland during World War Two. She lived in fear of being kidnapped and taken to a military brothel as so many other girls had been. She was once picked up by the Germans to work on their kitchens but managed to escape. She began working for the Resistance, carrying messages in her shoes.
Replica of tiara created for the wedding of the (then) Prince of Orange & Maxima Zorreguieta. Queen Emma's star brooches of c1890 were attached to the base of the Pearl button tiara, itself an amalgam tiara composed of a base from a tiara belonging to Anna Pawlova, consort of Willem II, and pearl buttons that belonged to her successor, Sophie of Wuttermberg. Queen Maxima wears the tiara in both forms. This replica was created for an exhibition that included her wedding dress.
Willem rules the waves: New King and Queen of the Netherlands sail the canals of Amsterdam with young princesses for royal water pageant
Dutch King Willem-Alexander (back L), Queen Maxima (back C), Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (back R) with Princesses Alexia, Amalia, and Arianne posing for an official family portrait. Royal Highness Princess Beatrix