Sister of Dutch Queen Maxima found dead in Argentina

Ines Zorreguieta, 33, the younger sister of Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Queen Maxima, a native Argentinian, was "very shocked and very sad" at her sister's death, the royal house said. In 2010, while she attended the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Zorreguieta wrote a thesis centered on suicide in order to receive her psychology degree.

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands' sister was found dead of an apparent suicide on Wednesday night, the BBC reports. "I wish them all the strength necessary to carry this awful loss together and I trust that they will get the peace and space for that".

Inés Zorreguieta, who was one of the bridesmaids at Máxima's wedding to Willem-Alexander and is godmother to princess Ariane, suffered from an eating disorder in the past and, according to Argentine media, had problems with depression. "And I trust that they will get the peace and space for that".

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Understandably, the Queen is shocked and very upset.

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

The Dutch royal family did not immediately issue a statement, though Queen Maxima's scheduled state visits to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania next week were canceled.

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

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