2023 Author: Gabrielle Mercer | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 12:25
A new book revealed: Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands had her daughter-in-law Máxima spied on. And continues to sanction their Argentine parents to this day.
We know that cherries are not good to eat with some mothers-in-law. But that? The two Argentine journalists Gonzalo Álvarez Guerrero and Soledad Ferrari reveal in their new biography “Máxima. Queen of the Netherlands”that Queen Beatrix had her daughter-in-law Máxima spied on.
"Her name is Máxima, is Argentine and lives in New York. Trust me and don't ask any more!" With these words, according to the biographer, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander asked his mother in 1999 to encourage his new love.
Queen Beatrix: Let Máxima's past shine through
But trust - THAT is apparently a rare value in royal circles. Because, so the two investigators further, the Dutch Queen Beatrix commissioned the secret service to investigate the past of the young Argentine.
After all, Willem-Alexander was considered a notorious playboy in the 90s. Rumors of affairs with an underwear model, a stewardess, and a sex worker on the phone didn't exactly help calm his mother about his new relationship.
But Willem Alexander was serious about his Máxima, who was working as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank at the time. Although the blonde was not entirely averse to partying, she was brought up much too conservatively for the secret service to reveal anything really scandalous from her private life.
Nevertheless, there is also a flaw in Máxima's biography that continues to lead to sanctions on the part of the Dutch queen to this day: Máxima's father Jorge Zorreguieta was State Secretary during the Argentine military dictatorship. And so Beatrix agreed to the wedding of Willem Alexander and Máxima - but Máxima's parents were not invited to the wedding in 2002.
Also for the change of the throne on April 30th, Máxima's father was declared a "persona non grata" - a compromise that the future Queen of the Netherlands has to accept for dignity …