In his speech, Van de Donk focuses on living in a democracy, on freedom and on the necessity of commemoration, even now that things have to be done differently in the middle of the corona crisis.
Better to wear together
About the crisis itself, Van de Donk says, among other things: “Against our warm culture of meeting and celebrating together, we are confined to our homes as much as possible. We know that it is necessary, we know why we have to keep it up, but it is terrible to see how great and destructive the consequences are of such a small and villainous virus We all empathize with the victims, with their families There is a lot of sadness, but if we share that together, it might be a bit more to wear.”
He also expresses his appreciation for the ‘sweet carers who are at the forefront of the fight against the virus’.
Watch the full speech by King’s Commissioner Wim van de Donk below