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TV series about the early life of Queen Máxima planned

A television series about the early life of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is in the works. The series will be based on the book Máxima Zorreguieta. Motherland by Marcia Luyten. Millstreet Films bought the film rights from publishing house De Bezige Bij, and the news was shared just a day after the Queen’s 50th birthday on Monday, 17 May. Anne de Clercq will direct the series.
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Two wedding ceremonies, three spectacular celebrations and one very happy couple. Twenty years ago, on a string of sunny May days, Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands married Laurentien Brinkhorst in The Hague with a host of royal guests looking on. And while Constantijn was nowhere near his country’s throne, his wedding began a string of marriages that would change Europe’s royal…
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Máxima at 50: reinventing the role of Queen Consort

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands celebrates her 50th birthday today, and Royal Central is looking at her life and role. As Princess of Orange from 2002 and now Queen Consort from 2013, she has been a dedicated wife, mother, and public figure. However, she occupies a somewhat unique position in modern Dutch history. She is the first Queen Consort in more than a century and has worked to make the…
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Queen Máxima at 50: her childhood

As Queen Máxima celebrates her 50th birthday today, we are taking a look at her childhood in Argentina and how she grew up to become the Queen Consort of the Netherlands. Born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti on 17 May 1971, the fourth daughter of Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta…
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Queen Máxima's birthday celebrations start early with three new photos

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is starting her 50th birthday celebrations early with the release of three new photos. The three photos were taken by her husband, King Willem-Alexander, in the gardens of their home at Huis ten Bosch earlier this month. © RVD – Z.M. de Koning© RVD – Z.M. de Koning© RVD – Z.M. de Koning Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti was born on 17 May…
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