The golden carriage, which will no longer be used by the Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Photo: AP
The golden carriage, which will no longer be used by the Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Photo: AP

‘Racist’ royal coach off limits due to colonial history, says Dutch king

  • Holland’s King Willem-Alexander says golden carriage will not be used as long as the Netherlands’ colonial history remains controversial
  • The main point of contention is an illustration on the coach, which depicts a white woman on a throne with half-naked black people at her feet, offering her gifts

Topic |   Racism and prejudice
The golden carriage, which will no longer be used by the Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Photo: AP
The golden carriage, which will no longer be used by the Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Photo: AP
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