Princess Catharina-Amalia Of The Netherlands Reveals She Gave Up Her $2 Million Allowance Until She Takes On Royal Duties

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Source: MEGA

Jun. 15 2021, Published 3:10 p.m. ET

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Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands is unlike any other kid! The heir to the Dutch throne — her parents are King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima — is giving up her $2 million allowance until she takes on royal duties.

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"On 7 December 2021 I will be 18 and, according to the law, receive an allowance," she wrote in a hand-written letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday, June 11. "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 of coronavirus."

The princess added that she is planning on taking a gap year before she starts her undergraduate studies. Additionally, she will repay the $400,000 she was entitled to during her time as a student and would not take the $1.6 million in expenses "until I incur high costs in my role as Princess of Orange."

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This is the first time a royal has waived their allowance.

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Of course, Rutte appreciated the princess' decision and said she will become a "great queen."

Last week, Amalia passed her final exams at the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague, graduating cum laude.

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Her family shared the video in which she raised the country's flag along with her backpack after she completed school — a Dutch tradition.

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“I just got a call with the news that I passed! I want to congratulate all other graduates and wish other students good luck with any re-sits in the second period," she captioned the post.

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It's no surprise that Amalia wants to globe-trot, as she previously gushed about what the future holds.

“I still want to learn, but just not at school, although I have enjoyed it for the past fourteen years,” she told Netherland 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.”



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