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Royal decrees

In Belgium, there is a royal decree that everyone must wash their hands after going to the toilet. But I don't think the police is going to beat you up if you don't...
In the Netherlands, there is a royal decree that smoking is bad for you -- which has to be printed on every packet of cigarettes.

I love how we can get all sorts of weird rules or facts by someone merely decreeing it to be so -- and then everyone ignores those and goes on with their life. Highly inefficient, but then again a constitutional monarchy is a lot of trouble so it is to be expected.
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