King Willem Alexander spoke in flowery metaphors to the European Parliament expressing his feelings towards the unity of the European Union in response to the Brexit news.
He said: “Europe is in its diversity one. Everyone’s input is essential. The European bouquet isn’t complete without the Spanish Carnation, the French Fleur-de-Lys, the Greek acanthus, the Danish daisy, the German cornflower, the Austrian edelweiss, the Croatian and Hungarian iris and the Dutch tulips. And not without the English rose. “
The Dutch have always been proud of our flowers, and this illustration just goes to show how powerful flowers can be even in politics! We would love to see this bouquet as described by our King in real life!