The heir to the Dutch throne has turned down her upcoming $1.9 million annual allowances because she said it would make her “uncomfortable.”
Princess Amalia of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange, will be turning 18 in December, and she just graduated from high school on June 10. Before going to college in the fall, she plans on taking a gap year. By the time she turns 18, she will be eligible for a $1.9 million allowance, according to the Dutch Publication NOS.
The news outlet reports about $358,000 of the allowance is categorized as income, and $1.54 million of it is for “personnel and material expenses.” But the princess wasn’t too peachy about the agreement, as she let the Dutch prime minister know she plans on waiving her right to the inheritance during her time at college.
“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,” said the princess in a letter.
According to Yahoo! News, the teen wants to return the income portion of her allowance, noting that she hopes she won’t have to use it for any other expenses unless she has to pay for official royal duties. The princess’s decision comes after people were outraged over the teen getting the large sum of money when she turns 18.