King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima's property (former)

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima's property (former) (Bing Maps)
This is the famous Machangulo property that made many headlines in The Netherlands in 2009, stirring up a social and political controversy. Then Dutch crown prince Willem-Alexander and his wife, princess Máxima, bought the property in 2007 and sold it on November 20, 2009.

The royal couple wanted to create an ecologically responsible vacation resort, including a hotel and several luxury vacation houses, but the project ended in a mire of controversy involving corruption, embezzlement, murder, construction delay, loss of fishing area for the local population. It all coincided with several other scandals involving the royal family, including their suit against Associated Press and many about their personal finances.

In 2012, when the property was sold back to Machangulo SA, Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte stated that the royals had no involvement with the project anymore.
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