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Queen Máxima's sister Inés has died in an apparent suicide

The Dutch government has confirmed that Queen Máxima’s younger sister Inés Zorreguieta Cerruti has died at the age of 33. She reportedly committed suicide after battling depression and an eating disorder. She had been briefly admitted to a psychiatric ward. Queen Máxima is from a large family and has two brothers and also three half-sisters from her father’s first marriage…
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Who is Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands?

Princess Laurentien is the wife of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, and hence, the sister-in-law of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. She was born on 25th May 1966 in Leiden, the daughter of a former Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Laurens Brinkhorst. Though she is known as Princess Laurentien, her first name is Petra; Laurentien is a portmanteau middle name made from her mother…
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Foreign royals set to attend Crown Prince Frederik's 50th birthday celebration

Various royal houses have announced the attendance of their members at the 50th birthday celebrations for Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark this weekend. The Crown Prince will turn 50 on 26 May. Photo released for Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th. © Photographer Steen Evald Just last year the royals all travelled to The Netherlands to celebrate King Willem-Alexander’s 50th birthday and…
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Dutch King and Queen lay wreath to remember war victims

The Dutch King and Queen took part in a two-minute silence on Friday to remember the atrocities of World War II and commemorate those who died in the war and other armed conflicts. Also attending the commemoration was Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The silence took place at 8 PM without disruption. A group of protestors claimed they would hold a “noisy demonstration” during the…
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