"The Dutch royal family is back in the country after a holiday that lasted just one day, following a coronavirus-related public backlash.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima headed off to the Greek sun on Friday but flew back on Saturday evening.
They left as a new partial lockdown was introduced and although they did not break any rules they said they had been affected by intense criticism.
PM Mark Rutte is under pressure to explain any advice he may have given."
The royal statement read: "We do not want to leave any doubts about it: in order to get the Covid-19 virus under control, it is necessary that the guidelines are followed. The debate over our holiday does not contribute to that."
I find the royal statement to be very pompous and condescending. I apologize to Marianne and any other Dutch members for my statement, however, it seems that in light of this "faux pas", the social distancing gaffe in Greece in Aug., the fact that the King and Queen have been inconsistent in the wearing of masks and then have obtained a new boat in times of economic downturn, just gives the impression they are either out of touch with the true pandemic situation or feel they can flaunt the rules laid down by the Govt. due to their Royal position.
In any case the decision by the PM, King and Queen was incredibly stupid.
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