"- On my wedding day, I only have eyes for Willem-Alexander, said the Maxima before her wedding. Her prophecy came true, their balcony kiss lasted a quarter"It was not love at first sight when Maxima met Willem-Alexander in april festival in Seville
But he was sympathetic, so she gave him her phone number in New York in the belief that he would never use it. Willem-Alexander on the other hand, had no intention of letting the brown-eyed woman disappear into the blue, when he wen to visit Maxima in America two months later. Willem-Alexander won on closer acquaintance, and he and Maxima quickly became a couple, although the public first got wind of it later.Message to Dad
Maxima was unobtrusiveness himself and told not even his dad the truth about the new girlfriend, but claimed persistently that he was a foreign businessman, until she finally went to confession:
- Father, I got to know a Dutch prince, and got the answer:
- So it's hopefully the youngest?
- Nope, it's the crown prince.
- Are you mad, it sounded startled from Dad: - That acquaintance you see trouble with.
But Maxima already before Willem-Alexander came into the picture, had agreed with workplace Deutche Bank that she was being transferred to Brussels, followed his heart. Won the Dutch hearts
With her charm and her lively nature, she also overcame the critics, after the initial disbelief had subsided among those who could not accept Maximas father, Jorge Zorreguietas past as Deputy Minister of Agriculture in the Argentine junta. Queen Beatrix on the other hand received her new daughter-in-law with open arms, but the idyll was not total. It took politics into romance, and Jorge was not welcome at the wedding of 2 February 2002. In solidarity with her husband Maximas mother, Maria Carmen, chose to stay away too. It was the pain of the parents' absence, mixed with the love of Willem-Alexander that made Maxima repeatedly reach for her handkerchief during the ceremony.
But all sadness was as blown away as the happy, newly married Crown Prince Couple took to the people's tribute to the balcony. Argentine Maxima, who had crossed many borders "to be where Willem-Alexander is", was finally reached the port. At his beloved. In Holland. Maximas Personality
Maxima is completely in her own. That she pointed out early in the courtship days:
- I'm Latin. I will always be Latin in many respects. I dance, I sing and I will continue to dance and sing
Despite the classic styling and well-meaning advice about keeping it real, royal distance, bubbles Maxima imidlertidig still like a good vintage champagne, without lowering morale and belittle her position. Maxima is still one of the few royal aces, whose warm, vibrant personality breaks through. It is her so far to restrain herself just to please, and many royal celebrations were interrupted by her contagious laughter and happy digesti. Her great strength is simple, but unspeakably hard to live up to, because it can not be bought for money: She's just herself. Facts about Crown Princess Maxima
Title: Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau
Baptist Name: Maxima Zorreguieta
Parents: Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti
Younger siblings: Martin, Angeles and Dolores
Studies: 1989-1996 Economics at Universidad Católica Argentina Pontifica
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian and Dutch
Marital Status: Married second February 2002 with Crown Prince Willem-Alexander
Children: Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria, Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien and Ariane Wilhelmina Maxima Ines
Location: Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar
Nationality: Argentinian and Dutch.