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Dutch King Reveals Double Life as an Airline Pilot

Dutch King Reveals Double Life as an Airline Pilot

The Dutch King has announced he is stepping down from some of his lesser-known duties—but he’s not talking about diplomatic visits, speeches, or shaking people’s hands.
In an interview with Dutch media published Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander said he had ended the role he’d held for more than two decades as a “guest pilot” for Dutch airline KLM, The Guardian reported.
The royal has acted as a co-pilot roughly twice a month on the carrier’s fleet of Fokker 70 planes and before that on Dutch carrier Martinair.
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