Queen Maxima turns 47

Queen Maxima, March 2018
Queen Maxima, March 2018. Photo: RVD - Erwin Olaf

Queen Maxima is celebrating her 47th birthday on Thursday. , the Dutch Queen has no official appointments today, and will be celebrating her birthday at home with her family, NU.nl reports.

Maxima and then-Prince Willem-Alexander met each other in the Spanish city of Seville in April 1999. They got married on February 2nd, 2002, and have three daughters together - Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.

In addition to being Dutch Queen, and the , Maxima also fulfills a number of social functions. She is a special envoy for the UN Secretary General for inclusive financing, a member of the Council of State, honorary chairman for the Platform Ambassadors More Music in the Classroom, and honorary president for the Platform Wiser in Money Matters. 

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima with their daughters (left to right) Ariane, Alexia and Amalia, March 2018
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima with their daughters (left to right) Ariane, Alexia and Amalia, March 2018. Photo: RVD - Erwin Olaf

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