Sister of the Netherlands' Queen Máxima has died at age 33 in apparent death by suicide

Ciara Sheppard
Contributor
Inés Zorreguieta, pictured here with her sister, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, has died. (Photo: Getty)

Inés Zorreguieta, the younger sister of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, has sadly passed away at the age of 33 in an apparent suicide.

According to local Argentinian media outlets, she was found dead at her Buenos Aires home on Wednesday night and is believed to have been suffering from depression.

A Dutch government spokesperson told Dutch NOS TV that her cause of death is most likely to have been a suicide.

Zorreguieta worked as a civil servant for the Argentinian government in the Ministry of Social Development.

She was also the godmother of Queen Máxima’s youngest daughter, Princess Ariane, and was the youngest child of María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart and the late Jorge Zorreguieta, who passed away last year.

Queen Máxima with her husband, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (Photo: Getty)  

Dutch newspaper  De Volkskrant reports that Queen Máxima is “shocked and devastated” by the news of her sister’s death.

The Dutch queen is expected to fly home to her native Argentina for the funeral, as she did for her father’s burial in August 2017.

As a consequence of the tragic news, the queen will no longer be joining her husband, King Willem-Alexander, on their upcoming tour of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia next week.  

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