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King has his tie cut off when he visits the homeless shelter
A visit to the homeless shelter in Weert cost King Willem-Alexander his tie this afternoon. Project leader Jozé Moonen cut the tie off.
Moonen opened the center herself years ago by cutting a tie and so today asked on her last workday if she could cut the king's tie. "The king doubted for a moment when I asked him," she says to 1 Limburg. "But of course I gave him a new tie."
She said she cut off the tie instead of letting the king cut a ribbon, "because in the self-management center we do everything ourselves".
According to alderman Paul Sterk van Weert, also present at the king's visit, it was a spontaneous action. "We saw the king look very doubtful, because it was a very nice designer tie, matching his suit. I wondered what he would do, but then he said" I will do that for you ".
After his tie was cut off, the king received a new one from project manager Moonen. At the end of the visit, the king looked briefly at his new tie. Not quite his taste, he admitted.
Together with State Secretary Paul Blokhuis (Health, Welfare and Sport), the king paid an unannounced working visit to the homeless shelter. At the center they spoke with local stakeholders about the reception.