On Friday, 29 October, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands visited the Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.
Princess Margriet was born in Ottawa at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in 1943. Her parents, Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, had left the Netherlands in exile during the Nazi occupation. As a result, the Canadian government temporarily declared the maternity ward of the hospital to be extraterritorial to ensure that Margriet would hold only Dutch citizenship. This allowed her to take her place in the line of succession to the Dutch throne.
Author: Jessica Storoschuk
Photo: Canadian Tulip Festival
Source: Royal Central