On April 27, the Dutch celebrate Kings Day, and this is it Birthday of King Willem Alexander. This is not just an official public holiday Traditionally the time of many events.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic this year They are not mass in nature. Eindhoven, whose king is celebrating his birthday this year, is asking all residents to stay home.
“We ask everyone to follow the celebrations we have organized for the king, queen and princesses on the Internet” – informed city officials in a press release sent to the media.
The planned relaxation of corona virus controls will not take place until Wednesday. The curfew order will be revoked and gastronomic gardens will be reopened.
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Not only the absence of mass birthday celebrations, but also the results of the study commissioned for the public television show Inwandok could upset the king’s mood. They show that support for him has plummeted since he took office in 2013. Currently, 63 percent trust him, up from 74 percent last year and more than 85 percent two years ago.
Only Half of the respondents believe that it fulfills the function of the king well. More than 75 percent of those interviewed argue that it is unfair for the king to receive more money from the state. Einwandak reminds you that government pay will increase this year up to 1 million, for staff and expenses.1 5.1 million.
“The corona virus infection promotes austerity throughout society. This is the worst signal we have received from the king that he wants to be close to our citizens,” said one study participant.
Willem Alexander Criticized for last year’s holiday in Greece. In October 2020, the royal couple went there to rest. When the media revealed this, the royal family stopped staying and returned home.
Despite apologizing to him, 46 percent. Respondents believe that the Greek trip had a negative impact on the image of the head of state and that people will remember it.
Einwandok conducts a survey of Kings Day each year. This year 28 thousand people took part in it. People. It was held on April 21-23.
Date of creation: April 27, 2021, 06:24
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