The Dutch royal family has suspended their holiday trip due to a flood of criticism.

The case is being reported by the BBC, among others.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima set out on a state plane on a holiday trip to Greece on Friday.

Just two days earlier, the country’s prime minister, Mark Rutte, had announced new tight interest rates and urged citizens to avoid unnecessary travel.

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The holiday trip immediately received a lot of criticism both on social media and in the country's parliament.

Many Dutch people felt that the royal family set a bad example with their rapture.

The Royals responded quickly to the feedback and returned to their homeland on a KLM scheduled flight as early as Saturday night.

In the Netherlands, a ministry headed by the Prime Minister is responsible for what the royals do.

Indeed, several politicians have demanded explanations from Prime Minister Ruttel as to why he did not guide the royals in the same way as other citizens.

“If Rutte had told the royals that a holiday trip was a bad idea, the king would presumably have changed his plans,” Peter Rehwinkel of the Labor Party told the BBC.

However, according to the BBC, no agreement has yet been reached in the country on who ultimately knew in advance of the royal family’s travel plan.

More than 8,000 new cases of corona were recorded in the Netherlands on Saturday.