Queen Maxima of Holland is mourning the shock loss of her younger sister, Inés Zorreguieta, who was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aries, Argentina. Zorreguieta is believed to have taken her own life.
The death of 33-year-old Ines Zorreguieta, presumably of suicide, was confirmed by Trudy Hulscher of the Royal House's communications department. Dutch News reported she canceled a visit to Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia following the news of her sister's passing.
Zorreguieta was a psychologist who worked for an office on social policies at the president's office.
According to reports, Inés Zorreguieta had been suffering from depression.
She was the godmother to Queen Maxima's youngest daughter, 11-year-old Princess Ariane.
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Inés and Maxima's father, Jorge Zorreguieta, died past year.
Queen Maxima, a native Argentinian, married then Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander in 2002.
Zorreguieta appears to have committed suicide, the Dutch embassy in Argentina told Euronews in an email.
Tributes were paid to the "very attractive and talented" Zorreguieta on a video her brother Martin posted of her singing and playing the guitar previous year.
She is said to have worked as a civil servant in Buenos Aires.