Many years have passed now and Máxima speaks Dutch very well. In 1999 she took classes for the first time to learn Dutch when she was still living in New York. Even today, Queen Máxima is constantly learning new words, as she said in her interview on her 50th birthday on May 17, 2021.
What nationality is Queen Maxima?
Argentine Dutch Queen Máxima of the Netherlands/Nationality Máxima was granted Dutch citizenship by a royal decree on 17 May 2001 and now has dual citizenship: Argentine and Dutch. The engagement was formally approved by the States General later that year—a necessary step for Willem-Alexander to remain in line to the throne.
The Queen is the 5th cousin twice removed of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Although it is a more distant relationship than other royal houses of Europe, because the Dutch royal family are not descendants of Queen Victoria, this places King Willem-Alexander at number 889 in line to the British throne.
Do the Dutch still have royalty?
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has been an independent monarchy since 16 March 1815, but its one-time sovereign provinces had been intermittently governed by members of the House of Orange-Nassau and the House of Nassau from 1559, when Philip II of Spain appointed William of Orange as stadtholder, until 1747.
Where does the Dutch royal family live?
The Hague Residences of the Dutch royal family The King Willem-Alexander uses two residences in The Hague - The Noordeinde Palace and Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar. Official residences also include Huis ten Bosch (English: House in the Woods) palace in The Hague as well as the Royal Palace on the Dam square in Amsterdam.
Does Queen Maxima still smoke?
The Queen does not smoke; Prince Philip rather dramatically snubbed out his last cigarette ever on the morning of his wedding, So there. Thats the last one since he knew Elizabeth disapproved.
Do any of the royals smoke?
The Royal Family is encouraged not to smoke, as it is not only frowned upon by the Queen and Prince Charles, but the habit also comes with serious health risks. However, over the years, a few members picked up the habit, including Prince Harry, who is said to have quit following the help of his new wife Meghan Markle.