• The Dutch people were just polled about their monarchy
  • Turns out fewer than half in the Netherlands trust the royals
  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will need to respond

Surveys are regularly conducted to see how people feel about their royal houses. 

This time, however, things aren't looking so good for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. 

As Het Financieele Dagblad reports, the market research company TNS Nipo asked the Dutch people if the hereditary monarchy is still relevant today.

New poll: The Dutch have lost faith in King Willem-Alexander

A full 57 percent of respondents answered: no! A particularly heavy blow to the royal couple. 

Further yet, the Dutch were much more satisfied with King Willem-Alexander of the past.

In 2013, around 80 percent still had confidence in him. Today, it is only 47 percent, the lowest figure to date.

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But what is the reason for this? According to Het Financieele Dagblad, the King's behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic was an important factor. 

At that time, Willem-Alexander, Máxima, and the children traveled on vacation despite the state of emergency. A big scandal and a public apology followed. 

The monarch also likes to travel, which has already earned him the nickname "Vacation King." 

It remains to be seen whether the Dutch royals will be able to recover from these glaring poll ratings...

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