Queen Maxima of the Netherland’s woke up this morning to the most devastating news; her little sister had died overnight in her Buenos Aires apartment.
Queen Maxima’s litter sister, Inés Zorreguieta, was only 33 years old. Her death is believed to be suicide, although nothing has been confirmed. She’s suffered from depression and mental health issues for the last several years and while she sought out treatment, she wasn’t able to beat the battle of depression.
Inés was a native Argentinian who worked as an official in the Argentinian government in the Ministry of Social Development. Her line of work was believed to assist in her mental state.
Queen Maxima was very close with her little sister. Inés was the godmother of the Queen’s youngest daughter, Princess Ariane who is just 11 years old.
Queen Maxima is totally heartbroken over the death of her little sister. A Dutch newspaper, De Volkskrant, shared that Queen Máxima is “shocked and devastated” by the news of her sister’s death.
She is cancelling all of her upcoming meetings and appearances and will be traveling to Buenos Aires to be with her family.
Please keep her family in your prayers. This is a very difficult time everyone who knew Inés. Depression is not something that should be overlooked, please get help if you are battling depression.