Maxima and Willem-Alexander
Máxima of Orange, Queen of the Netherlands, celebrates her birthday.
Máxima, born in 1971 to Jorge Zorreguieta and María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart, in Argentina, received Dutch citizenship in 2001. A year later she married Willem Alexander of Orange, then Crown Prince of The Netherlands.
In April 2013, Willem Alexander took the Dutch throne and Máxima became Queen.
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