The heir to the Dutch throne was in the small eastern village of Rhenen on Queen\’s Day, April 30, where he entered – and won – a traditional village game of toilet-bowl tossing.
But speaking at a function in Rotterdam on Wednesday, the prince admitted he felt ashamed when hurling the orange-coloured ceramic potty given the lack of proper sanitary conditions in the developing world.
\”Here in the Netherlands there are towns that take part in the throwing of toilet-bowls for a laugh,\” he said.
\”I participated with a smile, but not without shame in thinking about the some 2.6 billion people around the world that do not have this most basic infrastructure to fulfil a daily need with dignity.\”
This is the sort of wibble the Dutch Monarchy is reduced to?
Something of a comedown for the family who led the centuries of battle for independence isn\’t it?
Mind you, ours talks to the daffodils so obviously these things happen…