The Queen of Holland Maxima is unmatched in popularity in the world. In the Netherlands one is even talking about the Maxima effect. Today she celebrates her fiftieth birthday. About the Queen of Shine who is the opposite of Harry and Meghan.
“Wherever it goes, everyone says it’s cool, that’s why people in the Netherlands talk about the Maxima effect. It’s become a commonplace word in our country,” says journalist and author Jeroen Snell.
Dutch TV presenter Sylvie Maes is also passionate about her Majesty: “When you laugh, you automatically have to laugh too. It’s like a sunrise.”
Queen Maxima, née Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, excites the whole Netherlands. Not at all for an immigrant from Argentina whose father had served in the junta and was therefore not allowed to attend the wedding. His daughter has taken Prince Willem Alexander, 54, by storm. Besides mutual friends.
What makes the jubilee, which celebrates its fiftieth birthday today, so popular with around 17.5 million people? This question is in the ARD documentation “Maxima – a queen of charisma” Answered. In short: she’s her charisma, she has a lot of charisma and a big heart.
And she exudes this special charisma wherever she is. Either at home with Prince Willem Alexander and their three daughters Amalia, Alexia and Aryan Palast Huis ten Bosch in The Hague.
Students are welcome to compose music for the project “Méér Muziek in de Klas” (More music in the classroom). Because Máxima grew up in a very creative and musical family. You get a flash of real laughter when ten-year-old trombone player Martin shows up at the palace.
All maxima. Always shine and always in a good mood. Also when she met Chancellor Angela Merkel at the United Nations in New York in 2019 and decided to talk to her spontaneously – and Merkel misunderstood Dutch women. Fabulous.
Queen Maxima is the purebred mother of Amalia, Alexia and Aryan, all of whom attended public school. Máxima has not shied away from usual obligations such as supervising a break. You cannot be closer to people.
Professionally not in her husband’s shadow. I studied economics and worked in various banks in New York. Since 2009, she has been the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Financial Inclusion and Development (UNSGSA). So it lights up. He travels the world and works to ensure that, for example, a young entrepreneur in Africa can easily set up a bank account.
Queen Teflon – no scandals far and wide?
We know: Anyone in the spotlight this way is constantly threatened with scandals and scandals. While Prince Harry is fighting a public mud battle with his father, Prince Charles (“Blue News” reported), He’s surprisingly quiet around the Dutch royals.
When Prince Willem Alexander became engaged in 2001, Maxima publicly apologized to her father, Jorge Zorigueta: “He had the best of intentions and I believed in him.”
In the seventies, Maxima’s father was a member of the military government as Minister of Agriculture, who was guilty of the most heinous crimes against humanity. He had to walk away from the royal wedding in 2002. Maxima was allowed to choose wedding music. It is possible that she dedicated the classic Argentine movie “Adiós Nonino” (“Goodbye Father”) to her family who stayed away and wept a few tears in the process.
But it couldn’t avoid a real dirty storm during the lockdown. The Orange family traveled to their Greek vacation home during the pandemic – and they publicly apologized for the mistake.
An authentic queen who never goes down to the basement to laugh or cry: that’s exactly what makes her so kind and friendly to people.
Happy birthday dear Maxima! Gefeliciteerd!
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