Want To See My Marie Antoinette Imitation?

When Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicated the throne to her daughter, Queen Beatrix, in 1980, she wanted to pardon all petty criminals, something European royalty had traditionally done in the past. When told this wasn’t possible anymore, she suggested that instead all prisoners be served a piece of cake. Cooler heads prevailed and, unlike her 18th century role model, she kept hers.

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