The Dutch royal family is currently on a two-week trip to the Caribbean. King Willem-Alexander, 55, and Queen Máxima, 51, will introduce their daughter, Crown Princess Amalia, 19, to the Caribbean parts of the Dutch Kingdom. However, the tour was overshadowed by a demonstrator for a brief moment.
The royals recently attended a lecture at the University of Aruba. During a lecture on the ins and outs of Caribbean law, a woman suddenly stood up with her arm raised and sang the gospel song "Oh Freedom!", People magazine reports. A Twitter video shows how she promptly attracted the attention of the three royals, who turned to the woman. The protester was escorted out of the building and the lecture continued.
The royals reported on Instagram about their visit to the university and explained that they then spoke to the students and teachers about island education, sustainability and career opportunities. They did not comment on the Protestant during the lecture. The Royals then continued their appointments as planned. Most recently, they visited the Punda and Scharloo districts of Willemstad and attended a dinner at Doornen Cathedral.
The incident is reminiscent of the protests that flared up during Prince William's (40) and Princess Kate's (41) trip to the Caribbean in March 2022. Upon arrival in Jamaica, demonstrators gathered demanding, among other things, slavery reparations and an apology. In a letter at the time, activists also demanded that Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) be deposed as head of state of the Caribbean state.