The King and Queen of the Netherlands apologise for social distancing mistake – Royal Central

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands have personally apologized on Twitter after breaking social distancing guidelines while on vacation.

In an image shared on social media, the royal couple was standing near a staff member at a restaurant they were visiting during their stay on the Greek island of Milos. This sparked comment and debate as all three people in the photo are shoulder to shoulder rather than the recommended 1 meter apart to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

On August 24, 2020, the Dutch King and Queen said in a tweet: “A photo appeared in the media in which we did not keep enough social distance. In the spontaneity of the moment, we didn’t pay enough attention to it. Of course we should have. “

The message continues to read: “Compliance with the coronavirus rules is essential even on vacation in order to bring the virus under control.”

The tweet is signed “WA & Maxima” and indicates that it is a personal message from the King and Queen of the Netherlands.

The couple has been on vacation with their three daughters, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane for the past few weeks.

Over the weekend, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark apologized on the official royal Instagram after accidentally shaking hands with someone on an engagement. She also urged everyone to wear face masks to stop the virus from spreading.

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