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Bernhard, Schavuit van Oranje, a four part series, is about more than the turbulent life of a prince consort. It is a riveting drama about a man who tries to escape from a straightjacket, choose his own path and survive deep crises to find out what true love really means. Within the royal family there is really no contradiction to think there is a more flamboyant figure than Prince Bernhard. Whether it's Greet Hofmans, extramarital affairs and daughters, Lockheed and numerous scandals in his life. At the same time Prince Bernhard is popular figure, considered by many as a war hero to be revered. A man of extremes.In four parts Bernhard tells the story of his life. Not only to the viewer, but also to Princess Máxima. She will soon be Queen alongside Willem-Alexander, a position similar to Bernhard. From their conversations and discussions it shows how they differ, but also how much they are alike. For Máxima is sometimes very challenging. The story takes us from Soestdijk to the German Recke Walde, Berlin, London, Argentina and Canada. It paints a portrait of the world from the thirties of the twentieth century to the early twenty-first century.
The day after Queens-day 2003 Princes Máxima tells Prince Bernhard she wants to give up the Royal life. Beatrix doesn't even worry about giving up the throne. Bernhard is shocked and tries to convince her by telling the story about how he was brought in to the Royal family during the Nazi-regime. But an unexpected revelation makes the situation even worse. Máxima storms away furious.
Bernhard tries to speak to Máxima, so he can correct his mistake. However he can only do this by telling about his missteps during the Second World War. When he has finally convinced her, Beatrix tells the real reason for not stepping down: Bernhard.
Christmas 2003. Despite all promises of Bernhard, Beatrix still doesn't step back and Máxima finally knows why. Bernhard can't do anything else than to tell about one of his low points in his life: The Greet Hofmans crisis. Bernhard admits as long as he lives, Beatrix will sit on the throne.
After a major Alzheimer attack and a vivacious conversation with Beatrix, Bernhard collapses in front of Máxima.
While Bernhard recovers at home, Juliana dies. Máxima assists Bernhard during the mourning period, and she hears how Bernhard - and with him the monarchy - almost falls because of the Lockheed-Affair. There is revealed how the breach between Bernhard and Beatrix arose.
With the passing of Bernhard the way to the throne for Máxima and Alexander seems to be cleared. However Beatrix seems to have more reasons to not step down. Reason which hurt Máxima.
Eric Schneider(Old Bernhard)
Daan Schuurmans(Young Bernhard)
Marie Louise Stheins(Beatrix)
Lotje Van Lunteren(Young Juliana)
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