Prince ‘not the most water efficient’

Crown prince Willem Alexander, who is the figurehead of the UN’s efforts to provide clean water and proper sanitation worldwide, sometimes showers twice a day – even three times if he has been doing sport.

However, the prince said in the AD newspaper that he always turns the tap off while cleaning his teeth and that the toilets at his home in Wassenaar have water-saving flushes.
The prince also said he was able to get up, washed, dressed and in his car within seven minutes.

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