Soon after the bombing of Rotterdam, Netherland's queen fled to England for safety.
"The next terrible news we got was that our queen and all of the government officials had left the Netherlands and gone to England. I cannot express how horrible that makes us feel. I heard it on the radio: 'The queen has left for England.' Our queen! It was an awful moment because it was as if our mother had left us behind for the Germans." -Diet Eman, (Things We Couldn't Say)
"Wilhelmina endeared herself to her people in World War II when her broadcast from London brought hope and encouragement to her oppressed subjects." (A Brief History of the Netherlands)
From London, Queen Wilhelmina delivered 48 speeches to the Netherlands during the occupation. The broadcasts were known as "Radio Oranje" and were said to be an encouragement to the Dutch.