Princess Amalia said she did not want to claim the entitled € 1.6 million year until she took full-scale royal duties when she turned 18 in December.
The princess, who was said to have passed the prestigious exam after graduating from school yesterday, said she would return her allotted € 300,000 income until she graduated from college.
In a handwritten note to Prime Minister Mark Rutte, she said, “We will not charge € 1.3 million to support households unless we spend a lot of money on our role as heir to the throne.”
She said she felt “uncomfortable” when she received the money, “unless there was little reward” and that other students would face much more difficulty, especially in the era of the coronavirus.
Amalia previously said she plans to “see something in the world” before going to college.
This is the first time a member of the royal family has returned legally entitled money, according to broadcaster NOS.
Currently, royal members receive tax-exempt salaries and do not have to pay gifts or inheritance tax.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte has repeatedly defended the royal tax exemption, claiming that “a deal is a deal.”
Taxpayers will also receive a safety invoice and rebuild the palace and the former Queen’s yacht De Groene Draeck. The Dutch royal family is considered to be the most expensive in Europe, and excluding security, taxpayers cost about 40 million euros annually.
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Princess Amalia will not accept her 1.6 million euros until she takes on the royal mission
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