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Luyten, Marcia

Luyten, Marcia

Journalist-in-residence

Biography of Queen Máxima

The entrance of Máxima Zorreguieta at the Dutch court revitalized the monarchy in a way critics hadn’t foreseen. What seemed like an anachronism in the 21st century: a monarchy with hereditary succession to the throne, is adapted and adjusted in respond to sociocultural developments under the kingship of Willem-Alexander – with the clear signature of his wife.

What is this rare and intriguing mix of Argentine cultural background, character features and habitus, that Máxima Zorreguieta can disposes off, enabling her to be such a highly influential person both in The Netherlands as well internationally as the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate on Financial Inclusion?

For this book, that I write as an independent author for De Bezige Bij, I have the unique opportunity to speak to family, friends and work relations of Queen Máxima.

Selected publications

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Het geluk van Limburg

Dag Afrika

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