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Princess Amalia, the inheritor to the Dutch throne, has written to the prime minister to waive her proper to €1.6m (£1.4m) a 12 months in revenue and private and family bills as a result of accepting it will make her really feel “uncomfortable”.

Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander, who on Thursday handed her school-leaving exams with distinction – and flew her college rucksack from the palace flagpole to have fun – mentioned in a handwritten letter to Mark Rutte that she didn’t need to take up her allowance till she had correct royal duties.

“On 7 December 2021 I can be 18 and, in response to the regulation, obtain an allowance,” Amalia wrote in a letter revealed by the Dutch public broadcaster, NOS. “I discover that uncomfortable so long as I don’t do something for it in return, and whereas different college students have a a lot more durable time of it, significantly on this interval of coronavirus.”

Princess Amalia’s rucksack hangs next to the Dutch national flag at the palace on Thursday.
Princess Amalia’s rucksack hangs subsequent to the Dutch nationwide flag on the palace on Thursday. {Photograph}: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Photos

Amalia mentioned she meant to take a spot 12 months after which start her undergraduate research. She mentioned she would repay the €300,000 a 12 months revenue she was entitled to so long as she was nonetheless a pupil, and wouldn’t declare €1.3m in bills “till I incur excessive prices in my position as Princess of Orange”.

NOS mentioned her determination marked the primary time a member of the royal household had declined to say their tax-free wage and bills allowance. The Dutch monarchy has overtaken Britain’s as the costliest in Europe, in response to a 2012 research.

Princess Amalia’s letter.
Princess Amalia’s letter

The Dutch authorities final 12 months agreed a royal finances of €47.5m for 2021, not together with the price of state visits or palace repairs, with King Willem-Alexander receiving a €998,000 wage and €5.1m in official bills.

His spouse, Maxima, was allotted €1.1m, the previous Queen Beatrix €1.7m, and Amalia €1.6m. Below stress from opposition events, Rutte agreed to a evaluate of the annual value however warned of the “populist” risks of such a dialogue.

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