Queen Juliana is buried with pomp she shunned

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Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was buried yesterday with the royal honours that she shunned in her lifetime.

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was buried yesterday with the royal honours that she shunned in her lifetime.

The ceremony at the royal crypt in the ancient city of Delft was attended by royalty from around the world.

Thousands watched from behind an honour guard as the hearse rolled by. It was followed by a carriage carrying the eldest sons of Queen Beatrix and her three sisters.

Juliana, who had asked for a simple funeral, won the respect of her subjects by rejecting many of the trappings of her station. She shopped in supermarkets, sent her children to state schools and visited old age homes and social institutions.

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