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‘Racist’ royal coach off limits due to colonial history, says Dutch king

A coach that has fallen into discredit because it is decorated with images widely viewed as racist will no longer be used by the Dutch royal family, King Willem-Alexander announced on Thursday.“We cannot write the past anew. But we can try together to come to terms with it,” he said in a video message about the vehicle known as the Golden Coach. He said the coach will be off limits so long as the Netherlands’ colonial history remains controversial.“The Golden Coach will only travel again once… ...

A coach that has fallen into discredit because it is decorated with images widely viewed as racist will no longer be used by the Dutch royal family, King Willem-Alexander announced on Thursday.“We cannot write the past anew. But we can try together to come to terms with it,” he said in a video message about the vehicle known as the Golden Coach. He said the coach will be off limits so long as the Netherlands’ colonial history remains controversial.“The Golden Coach will only travel again once…

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