23 July 2012

Tendered by the Queen Mary

Reported this day in 1945


When Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, and her three small daughters, Princess Beatrix (seven), Princess Irene (six), and Princess Margriet, arrived at Gourock yesterday, coast trippers queued up on the pier for the afternoon steamer to Dunoon, saw a charmingly unconventional sight.

As the Royal party stepped ashore from the tender which took them from the liner Queen Mary, two-year-old Princess Margriet was still playing at horses.

The driver holding the reins was her mother, Princess Juliana.

- The Western Daily Press and Bristol Mirror


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