Princess Amalia will return the next allowance during her studies. Prime Minister Rutte wrote to Parliament.
Since her 18th birthday in December, Amalia has been receiving three tons of salary on an annual basis and 1.3 million euros to prepare for the King and the royal family. So it does not accept the three tons. She doesn’t do 1.3 million, but she won’t as long as she won’t incur huge costs in her position as Princess of Orange.
The discontent has been lurking around the allowance for some time. Voices rose in the House of Representatives that the future head of state’s pay was too generous, especially since she had barely reached the age of majority. However, it was the House itself that approved this remuneration structure for members of the royal house.
The palace announcement comes after a year of mounting criticism of the royal family.
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For example, the failed holiday of Greece in October upset many Dutch and politicians, because it was planned at a time when citizens were required to stay at home.
The leaked photo in which King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima did not keep a meter and a half away from a restaurateur was also bad, as was the speedboat delivery previously ordered by the King, which is said to have cost 2 million euros. Only the Amalia allowance has been added to the inconvenience list. Meanwhile, according to a poll, the popularity of oranges has fallen.
It was emphasized in royal circles that the monarchy would always have peaks and valleys and that people did not particularly react to advertising setbacks. However, the return of the Amalia bonus stands out as an indication that people are not deaf to the feelings prevailing in society around the royal family.