Queen Maxima sitting alongside King Willem-Alexander in the back of the Golden Carriage on Budget Day in 2015 - Source: Queen Maxima sitting alongside King Willem-Alexander in the back of the Golden Carriage on Budget Day in 2015 at DepositPhotos - License: Deposit Photos
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 09:56
Royal's golden carriage restoration to hit €1.2 million
Restoring the Dutch Royal family's Golden Carriage will cost an estimated 1.2 million euros, equerry Bert Wassenaar said on Wednesday during a press briefing on Budget day. According to him, this amount is just the first estimation, ANP reports. The initial estimation was based on a number of things, including the costs the previous restoration of the Glass Carriage. That restoration took seven years. It is not yet clear how long it will take to restore the Golden Carriage. The Golden Carriage was dismantled last year and its various part were looked at separately. In the next phase tenders will be submitted to restore these parts. King Willem-Alexander will pay for the restoration from his own budget. The Glass Carriage will replace the Golden Carriage on Budget Day on Tuesday. Earlier this year Prime Minister Mark Rutte annoyed the parliamentarians by refusing to tell them how much the restoration of the Golden Carriage will cost.