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Royal couple finally sells holiday home

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Prince Willem-Alexander and princess Máxima have finally sold their holiday home in Mozambique, more than two years after having promised to do so, prime minister Mark Rutte told parliament in a briefing on Monday evening.

The villa was built for them as part of a property development in the African country but there was a wave of negative publicity about the project in November 2009, including claims of corruption, environmental damage and a lack of benefits for the local population.

The couple spent two years trying to sell the villa, estimated to be worth €2m. They have now sold it back to the property developer for 'a symbolic price', Rutte said. He did not give details because 'a holiday home for a member of the royal family is a private matter'.

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Readers' Comments

A 'private matter'? Perhaps when they stop receiving public money I'll stop caring.

By Andrejs | 17 January 2012 8:45 AM

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