Dutch queen's sister found dead at Buenos Aires home

Royal news Queen Maxima

Royal news Queen Maxima

Buenos Aires-born Maxima had a close relationship with her youngest sister, who was bridesmaid at her wedding to then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander in 2002.

The queen has cancelled her state visit to the Baltic countries next week and her agenda has been dropped for the next couple of days, said the statement received by Euronews.

Inés Zorreguieta was 33 and is reported by local media to have taken her own life.

Her father, Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta, died previous year in Buenos Aires at age 89.

She was a civil servant who had been working for the Argentinian government since 2016, in an office that oversees social policies.

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"It is presumed that it was a suicide", a spokesman of the Dutch government told Argentinian newspaper La Nacion of the 33-year-old's death.

Between 2009 and 2011 she worked at the United Nations headquarters of Panama but returned to Argentina in 2012 after a breakup.

A prosecutor was tasked with investigating the circumstances of her death, Telam reported.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands' sister was found dead of an apparent suicide on Wednesday night, the BBC reports.

She's also a godmother to Princess Ariane, now 11 - the third and youngest daughter of the Dutch royals. Inés and Maxima's father, Jorge Zorreguieta, passed away in August 2017 after years of ill health.

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