The eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima had made an incredible decision, one making the commonwealth quite proud.
Princess Catharina-Amalia Rejects $2 Million Allowance
It is well known that the European royal families are well funded even if they are not participating in royal work at the time, like Prince Andrew of the British monarchy. Well, Princess Catharina-Amalia is taking a powerful stand against this.
According to People, the heir to the throne hand-wrote a letter to the Dutch Prime Minister to let him know she will be rejecting her whopping $2 million allowances.
In the letter she explained, "On 7 December 2021 I will be 18 and according to the law, receive an allowance. I find that uncomfortable as long as I do not do anything for it in return, and while other students have a much tougher time of it, particularly in this period coronavirus."
The future Queen plans on taking a gap year before attending university and will repay the $400,000 she is entitled to while a student. She will be refusing her large allowances "until I incur high costs in my role as Princess of Orange."
She told Netherlands News Live, "I want to travel a little, discover the world, do things that I may not be able to do in twenty years' time."
The empathetic Princess has just graduated cum laude from her school in The Hague and is destined for greatness. She is a wonderful role model for her younger siblings and the public as well.