Princess Catharina-Amalia (AKA the future queen of the Netherlands) just made an extremely mature decision ahead of her 18th birthday.
The royal recently penned a handwritten letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, where she rejected the $1.9 million yearly allowance she’s supposed to inherit when she turns 18 in December. (Yes, you read that right.)
“On 7 December 2021, I will be 18 and, according to the law, receive an allowance,” she wrote in the message (which was published by NOS). “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.”
Princess Catharina-Amalia went on to explain that she won’t accept any money “until I incur high costs in my role as Princess of Orange.”