Will British monarch follow in Dutch King’s footsteps?

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Will British monarch follow in Dutch Kings footsteps?

King Charles III is dealing with new problem after Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has apologised for his nation’ involement position within the slave commerce.

Talking at a ceremony marking the one hundred and sixtieth anniversary of the authorized abolition of slavery within the Netherlands on Saturday, the Dutch King stated: “On at the present time that we keep in mind the Dutch historical past of slavery, I ask forgiveness for this crime in opposition to humanity.”

In April, BBC journalist Laura Trevelyan urged the British monarch to apologise for the royal household’s slave commerce previous.

The journalist, in response to Day by day Mail, made the demand after she stop her job and paid £100,000 in reparation after studying of her circle of relatives’s slavery hyperlinks.

Earlier this yr, The Guardian stated an archive doc found by historian Brooke Newman confirmed that in 1689 King William III had been given 1,000 kilos of shares within the Royal African Firm (RAC) which was concerned within the transportation of 1000’s of slaves from Africa to the Americas.

Nevertheless, royal household vowed to assist an impartial analysis mission wanting into any hyperlinks between the monarchy and slavery in the course of the late seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries, by permitting entry to the Royal Assortment and the Royal Archives.

The Palace additionally highlighted a speech Charles made to Commonwealth leaders final June, during which the monarch stated: “I can not describe the depths of my private sorrow on the struggling of so many as I proceed to deepen my very own understanding of slavery’s enduring influence.”