Máxima of the Netherlands

Queen Máxima’s 50th birthday interview

Queen Máxima received Matthijs van Nieuwkerk at her home at Huis ten Bosch Palace for an interview for her 50th birthday. The interview took place in her office at the Palace and was broadcast on the evening of her birthday. The interviewer brought her a present of a book of poetry, and Queen Máxima indulged [read more]

Máxima of the Netherlands

Taking a look at Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti was born on 17 May 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta (a government official and advisor) and María del Carmen Cerruti de Zorreguieta. The Queen’s maiden last names follow Spanish naming customs where the child takes their father’s last name (Zorreguieta) and their mother’s last name (Cerruti). In most [read more]