"Wilhelmina" covers the life of the late Dutch Queen. Her ascension to the Dutch throne, her part in Dutch politics, her personal life and her role in World War II.
The series entire around the everlasting struggle of Wilhelmina to push The Netherlands forward economically and socially. She is constantly frustrated by her role as a constitutional Monarch, but at the same time manages to exercise a notable influence in politics. It also focuses on her unhappy marriage to Prince Henry, a playboy who seriously jeopardizes the Dutch monarchy, the relationship with her beloved daughter Juliana, who is most unhappy being the heir of the throne, and her relationship with her personal secretary, mister van't Sant, who grows to be her most trusted adviser and came the closest to being a friend of the Queen.
When the Dutch invade the Netherlands in may 1940, Wilhelmina evacuates to England. Here she would lead the Dutch government in exile, inspire the Dutch resistance, and grow out to be the "mother of the fatherland". When the war is over, she expects to return to a unified Dutch people, united under the rule of Orange. When the people return to their secluded lives in their own religious or social circles, and the government of the Dutch returns to it's former form, Wilhelmina is worn out. Tired and disappointed, she abdicates her office after a fifty-years rule.
The characters in this miniseries were portrayed by accomplished Dutch stage actors. The acting is considerably better then most other Dutch productions.
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