Princess Juliana of the Netherlands - the original “bicycling monarch”, who reigned for 32 years before her abdication in 1980 - died yesterday. She would have been 95 next month.
The former Queen Juliana, who had been ill for many years, succumbed to a lung infection in the Soestdijk palace where she had lived for most of her long life. Her daughter Beatrix, who succeeded her as queen on her abdication in 1980, was at her bedside.
I also posted this because I'm a vexillology geek and she was one of the few people with her own personal flag, the Standard of Princess Juliana.