Pity, i was expecting better. Here in Holland i have seen better examples of design. Not totally bad at least. I like this vertical area with the coat of arm, but why all this gray behind? Is a civilian plane after all and the royal jet for the “ huis van Oranje”. A little orange more will be very welcomed
Well, you have to understand that the King is more or less tolerated in the Netherlands. Expensive toys on the taxpayer's money don't go well with the general public. Even though we have a Royal family which cost over 350m a year, it must not look like it, otherwise, Willemlex will be the last king and we will take our rightful place with republics. So even though the Willemlex and his family will use it the most, and we got a BBJ, instead of an Embraer because of the range so he can visit his in-laws in Argentina, it must not look like it, so less orange and even the registration got a makeover: PH-KBX (Queen Beatrix) to PH-GOV (Government). Ah well, all about appearances I guess.
Well yes, I didn’t think at all that way, even I live for 12 years in Holland, still I have to learn a lot about the Dutch culture and way of thinking.
I guess you have right. Is better to keep low profile. Good that you point out the registration, I didn’t noticed.
Don't make me your reference of Dutch culture, that would be a mistake
. Although the father of Wimlex - Claus - said once: The Netherlands is a republic with the only difference is that the function of President is inherited. The Netherland did a strange thing, it went from a republic to a Kingdom only 200 years ago in 1815. One of the last counties to do so. But as you might have guessed, I would be perfectly fine if they were to go and Wimlex went flying for the KLM fulltime.
With regards of the registration, that did this on purpose and was well covered in the media at the time.