Queen of Holland's sister found dead in apartment in Argentina

Ines Zorreguieta's death was confirmed by the Royal House's communications department 

Friday 08 June 2018 12:39
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Ines Zorreguieta
Ines Zorreguieta

The Queen of Holland’s youngest sister has been found dead in Argentina.

Ines Zorreguieta, the 33-year-old sister of Queen Maxima was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aires in what is believed to have been a suicide.

The death was confirmed by the Royal House's communications department and no further details were provided.

Investigating prosecutors in Argentina said that Ms Zorreguieta was found dead on Wednesday evening by her mother and a friend, who called 911.

They also said that there are no signs of foul play, and that they are waiting for the results of an autopsy.

Ms Zorreguieta was a psychologist who once worked for an office on social policies at the president's office.

She had also worked for the social development ministry in Buenos Aires province and at a United Nations office in Panama.

Queen Maxima had a close relationship with her youngest sister, who was a bridesmaid at her wedding to Willem-Alexander, and a godmother to Ariane, the third child of the Dutch royals.

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

If you have been affected by this story, you can contact the following organisations for support:

https://www.mind.org.uk/

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

For confidential support call Samaritans on 116 123.

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