It’s a happy day in the Netherlands as orange-bedecked cheering crowds welcome King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima as the newest Dutch monarchs.
And it was quite a day for Máxima in particular, who was born a commoner and had never dreamed of becoming a royal, let alone queen.*
The Argentinian-born beauty has been a beloved royal in the Netherlands for more than 10 years now, and with her new title she is about to take the world by storm.
*NOTE: Technically, Maxima only takes the style and title of “Her Majesty Queen Máxima, Princess of the Netherlands.” She will not receive the title “Queen of the Netherlands