Friday, May 20, 2011

[When they were young] Beatrix when she was still a Princess with Akihito when he was not yet an Emperor

October 1979: Princess Beatrix, Prince Akihito, Queen Juliana, Princess Michiko and Prince Claus.
1 - Oh Bea, you didn't change a bit!
2 - I didn't know Prince Claus was that tall! Was he?
3 - Michiko was absolutely stunning! A true flower!

Queen Juliana abdicated six months after this photo. Beatrix became Queen at age 42. Akihito became Emperor nine years later, in 1989, at 54-years-old.