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Watch: Princess of the Netherlands joins climate change protest in Llantwit Major

17 Nov 2021 1 minute Read

The Princess of the Netherlands has joined a climate change protest in Llantwit Major.

Princess Alexia, who is the second eldest child of the King and Queen of the Netherlands, marched through the Vale of Glamorgan town as part of the protest to call for world leaders to act following the COP26 conference.

Footage of the protest was uploaded by UWC Atlantic College since August where the 16 year old has been studying since August.

The students are heard chanting ‘What do we want?’ ‘Climate justice!’ and ‘When do we want it?’ ‘Now!’

Princess Alexia is following in the footsteps of her father King Willem-Alexander who studied in the 12th century Vale of Glamorgan castle in the 1980s.

The heir to the Spanish throne Princess Leonor, 15, is also enrolled on the International Baccalaureate diploma at the school.

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Paul Reynolds
Paul Reynolds
10 days ago

So Nation approves of the Dutch Roayal family then?

Paul
Paul
10 days ago
Reply to  Paul Reynolds

why wouldn’t they?

Paul Reynolds
Paul Reynolds
10 days ago
Reply to  Paul

I just see so many articles on the British one that are clearly there to inspire the usual “Let’s abolish these German parasites, etc”.

And I was interested in the hypocrisy.

hdavies15
hdavies15
10 days ago
Reply to  Paul Reynolds

Point well made. Despite the apparent rejection of monarchy Welsh politicians and commentators still have a habit of wetting themselves when the chance to meet and greet one of these oddities turns up among us. The old forelock tucker instinct is hard to erase. Remember DET who went all giddy when he met the Queen. Never the same afterwards.

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
10 days ago
Reply to  Paul Reynolds

There is a difference: the Dutch royal family don’t rule us, whereas Mrs Windsor does. And I think the whole thing of referring to the English royal family as ‘German’ is done more to wind up English nationalists and royalists rather than as a criticism of the royal family itself (there are plenty of ways to criticise the English royal family, we don’t need to refer to their German ancestry to do so). After all, English nationalists hate the Germans almost as much as they hate the Welsh so referring to the English royal family as German is an easy… Read more »

Paul Reynolds
Paul Reynolds
10 days ago
Reply to  Barry Pandy

No. Most references to the British Monarchy on here in the comments refer the German element.

I is silly to say it is to “wind up English nationalists” because they don’t really form part of the 10 or so people who read and answer these comments.

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
9 days ago
Reply to  Paul Reynolds

Disagree, I know of English nationalists who get really wound up if you refer to the English monarchy as German.

And my point about the Dutch monarchy not ruling us still stands.

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
10 days ago
Reply to  Paul Reynolds

I didn’t see anything in the article to imply that.

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