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The third Tuesday in September in the Netherlands is Prinsjestad, where the monarch delivers a speech to the joint houses of parliament outlining the government’s policy for the coming year.
From the Noordeinde Palace to the Schowburg Theater, where the King gave his speech this year, the royal couple traveled in a carriage. It wasn’t pleasant this year, as media reports showed that whistling and humming dominated the entire less than a kilometer route.
“The king’s supporters clapped and cheered, but were drowned,” wrote the De Telegraph newspaper. According to research by Ipsos Studio, the King is trusted by less than half of Dutch people. Support for the monarchy is also declining. Two years ago, he was supported by two-thirds of the Dutch population, now – 58 percent.
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