It's a generous gesture anyway.
The Netherland's Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard has decided to give her pension to charities. She became eligible for the state pension of €900 ($976.14) per month in January, when she turned 65.
But the announcement, according to Dutch news reports, didn't stop the "tens" of (possibly prank) calls to government agencies and the Royal Palace itself from citizens frantic over how their beloved queen would get on without the monthly stipend.
These loyal subjects were no doubt unaware that the queen is in fact the largest individual shareholder in Royal Dutch/Shell Group, the Hague, and ABN AMRO, Amsterdam, and has a net worth of e3.2 billion, making her the 11th richest woman in the world, according to the latest Forbes Rich List.
She also has a tax-free annual salary of e3.2 million, according to Forbes, because the family decided to cede its properties to the state in the 1960s in exchange for an annual salary in perpetuity.
The Dutch Information Ministry, the RVD, did not return calls requesting further information.