Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander has expressed his shame at taking part in a traditional toilet throwing contest to mark the Queens birthday on April 30.
AFP reports that the Prince told a function on Wednesday:
“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.”
The organisers of the event have called the prince’s remarks “childish”. organiser Jakob Buitenhuis told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad:
“Because he won, we even gave him a cup with a little toilet on top with a string you can pull to flush it.”
Personally we think it looks like a dignified affair.
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