Man charged with insulting the queen

A 47-year-old Amsterdam resident has been charged with lèse majesté – or crimes against the monarch – for insulting Queen Beatrix.

The man became involved in a dispute with police officers in early June, saying ‘I hate your queen, she is a whore’, before making sexually explicit comments about what he would like to do to the monarch.
Charges of lèse majesté are very rarely brought in the Netherlands, news agency ANP says.

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