Drone intercepted over royal palace Huis ten Bosch

Police intercepted a drone over the Huis ten Bosch palace in The Hague on Tuesday night, according to broadcaster NOS. The man who remotely piloted the aircraft was caught and questioned.

It is prohibited to fly a drone near the palace, the broadcaster said. It is not clear what the purpose of the flight was at the time.

Huis ten Bosch was the residence of Princess Beatrix until early 2014, including while she was queen. It is under renovation now, so that King Willem-Alexander and his family can move to the residence. The renovation, with the cost estimated at 35 million euros, is expected to be completed at the end of 2017.