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Dutch King Willem-Alexander retires coach amid slavery row

16 days ago·Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Dutch king rules out using royal family's Golden Carriage. Carriage bears painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands colonial past. The carriage is currently on display in an Amsterdam museum following a lengthy restoration. In the past it has been used to carry Dutch monarchs through the streets of The Hague.
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Dutch king won't use carriage criticized for colonial image

The Dutch king ruled out Thursday using, for now at least, the royal family's “Golden Carriage,” one side of which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands' colonial past, including its role in the global slave trade. The announcement was an acknowledgement of the heated debate about the carriage as the Netherlands reckons with the grim sides of its history as a 17th-century colonial superpower, including Dutch merchants maki…

16 days ago·Los Angeles, United States
Ownership:Verizon Communications
BBC News

Dutch King Willem-Alexander retires coach amid slavery row

Critics say the carriage depicts an image that celebrates the Netherlands' slave-owning past.

16 days ago·United Kingdom
Ownership:Public Broadcasting
The Guardian

Dutch king to retire golden coach with slavery images after racism row

King Willem-Alexander will mothball the controversial carriage that glorifies the Netherlands’ colonial pastDutch King Willem-Alexander has announced that he is mothballing – at least for now – the royal golden coach which has been embroiled in a racism controversy.The opulent horse-drawn carriage, called “De Gouden Koets”, has traditionally transported the Dutch monarch to the opening of parliament and other state occasions, but has not been us…

16 days ago·London, United Kingdom
Ownership:Scott Trust Limited
The Independent

Dutch king won't use carriage criticized for colonial image

The Dutch king has ruled out using, for now at least, the royal family’s “Golden Carriage.”

16 days ago·London, United Kingdom
Ownership:Alexander Lebedev
abc News

Dutch king won't use carriage criticized for colonial image

The Dutch king has ruled out using, for now at least, the royal family’s “Golden Carriage.”

16 days ago·United States
Ownership:The Walt Disney Company
Independent.ie

Dutch king will not use carriage criticised for colonial image

The Dutch king has ruled out using, for now at least, the royal family’s Golden Carriage, one side of which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands’ colonial past, including its role in the global slave trade.

16 days ago·Ireland
Ownership:Mediahuis

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