People are starving because of worldwide inflation - Governance is collapsing in many countries and international insecurity is rife.
However, the latest is a shocking development as well. The Dutch Government has stated that a terrorist organization with links to mafia style criminality is now threatgening to abduct and murder the 18 year-old Crown Princess Amalia of Orange Nassau and the Dutch Prime Minister.
Princess Amalia dare not do what she did in the past - walk to University like all other students do - and she is effectively now surrounded by security agents and Queen Maxima said it is driving her to tears to see what is happening to her eldest daughter. Since the days of Queen Juliana the Dutch royal family has always mixed with people without much security being involved. Queen Juliana would ride around on her bicycle and turn up at State offices unannounced to see whether they render acceptable services to the public. Before she became Queen Beatrix used t eb known as Bea and her neighbors and others visited her at home regularly to c hat about things,
The Dutch Royal family is very popular - but if they have to be isolated from the ordinary people will that continue? Yet another sign that the world we live in are changing for the worst,