Princess Amalia has waived her right as a royal to receive a yearly tax-free income as well as an expenses allowance once she turns 18.
The heir to the Dutch throne wrote a letter to the prime minister of the Netherlands waiving her right to receive nearly NZ$3 million a year in income and personal expenses, saying she would feel "uncomfortable" getting the money.
The oldest daughter of Dutch King Willem-Alexander passed her final high school exams with distinction last week and, to celebrate, flew her school backpack from the palace flagpole.
She will now take a gap year.
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In her letter to the prime minister, Princess Amalia said she did not want to take up the allowance she is entitled to until she has proper royal duties.
"On 7 December 2021 I will be 18 and, according to the law, receive an allowance," the 17-year-old princess wrote in a letter published by the Dutch public broadcaster, NOS.
"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."
This is the first time a member of the Dutch royal family has waived their rights to a tax-free salary.