However privileged you might think the Dutch royals are, some of them are at least a bit self-aware. Princess Amalia has said “no thanks” to receiving €1.6 million on her 18th birthday.
She has said that she doesn’t want a state income or expense allowance during her studies. She let Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte know this in a letter, reports Nu.nl.
Finding it “uncomfortable”
In the letter she writes, she finds the income “uncomfortable, as long as she can offer little in return and other students have it so much harder.”
Rutte responded to the letter saying: “I wish you a nice gap year, and all the wisdom in choosing a future study.”
De brief van Prinses Amalia aan premier Rutte pic.twitter.com/jyKYpGXqA1
— Rick Evers (@RickEversRoyal) June 11, 2021
Tweet translation: “Princess Amalia’s letter to Prime Minister Rutte.”
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