Queen Maxima of the Netherlands became emotional during a visit to a suicide prevention hotline today – five months after her sister took her own life.
The Dutch royal, 47, toured the Amsterdam headquarters of 113 Suicide Prevention, an organisation that provides support for people in crisis across the country.
The cause is one incredibly close to Maxima’s heart. Her younger sister Ines Zorreguieta, 33, was found hanged at her apartment in Buenos Aires in June after reportedly battling depression and mental health issues.
Maxima, known for her broad smile and enthusiasm at public appearances, appeared solemn as she arrived for the engagement today.
Dressed in a clay coloured dress and matching wrap coat, Maxima flashed only the slightest smile as she made her way inside.
The queen consort, who is married to King Willem-Alexander, 51, spent time speaking to volunteers and touring the facility.
At one point she appeared to wipe something from her eye as she took part in a round table discussion.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail – Stephanie Linning