good morning! Princess Amalia, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima begin their journey through the Caribbean part of the kingdom on Bonaire. There are also a lot of football matches in the Eredivisie today.
First, the weather: today it is cloudy in many places, and the sun appears from time to time. The temperature will be around 5 degrees this afternoon, with moderate southwesterly winds. In the coming days, the temperature will gradually rise and become more volatile.
What do you expect today?
- King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Amalia are on Bonaire. On the first day of their trip, they visit slave huts that symbolize the island’s slavery past. Here you see more About what makes the trip special.
- Extinction Rebellion activists and supporters want to block the A12 motorway in The Hague at noon. The goal of the protest is to end fossil fuel subsidies. Dozens of organizations joined the protest. Six activists were from the working group this week detainedBecause they were going to demand a blockade.
- Football is played in the Dutch league. PSV will compete against Go Ahead Eagles, RKC Waalwijk will play FC Emmen, Vitesse will host Heerenveen at home and NEC Sparta Rotterdam will face off in Nijmegen. The last match of the evening is AZ-FC Utrecht. You can follow all the matches on NOS in the live blog and in along the line On NPO Radio 1.
What did you miss?
Police in Memphis have released video footage of the beating by officers that left a 29-year-old black man dead earlier this month. The release will come one day later after the announcement that the five black officers involved are charged with manslaughter.
The pictures come from a bodycam and a still camera. You can see and hear how the officers violently pulled the man named Tyre Nichols out of his car and she was abused. He was charged with reckless driving. There were small-scale protests in several cities in the United States after the photos were released.
Other news of the night:
Dress of British Princess Diana at auction in New York $604,800, or more than €556,000. This is five times more than what Sotheby’s had previously predicted.
It is purple velvet bra Dress by designer Victor Edelstein, who often created dresses for Diana. It was reportedly one of her favorite pieces of clothing.
Sotheby’s says the final sum is the highest ever paid for a dress at auction. The new owner has not been disclosed.
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