Queen Máxima is like any other working mother. While attending events overseas for her role as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), the Queen received a call from one of her daughters who wanted to attend an event.
Máxima gave permission, but since she was out of the country, she told her daughter that she was going to have to get the King’s permission, as well. The Queen knows the typical teenage trick to get permission from one parent to attend something and use against the other parent; it’s something we all did at one point in our own teenage years.
The moment was caught on camera as she was being followed around for a documentary by Simone de Vries for the NTR. The documentary was aired on Wednesday evening in the Netherlands.
Which of her three daughters who called is not known.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have three daughters: 15-year-old Princess Amalia (the Princess of Orange), 14-year-old Princess Alexia and 12-year-old Princess Ariane.
The documentary called “Máxima, the advocate” aired on NPO1. The Queen is celebrating 10 years as the UNSGSA. She was able to celebrate the anniversary last week while in New York for the UN’s 74th General Assembly.
Queen Máxima has been the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) since September 2009. She was promoted to the role by former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. She travels extensively across the globe in her role to discuss financial inclusion problems and opportunities, especially in the developing world.