Sister of Dutch Queen Maxima found dead in Argentina

Inés at Princess Ariane's baptism

Inés at Princess Ariane's baptism

"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.

Argentina-born Queen Maxima has cancelled all engagements on her upcoming agenda, the Royal Palace has confirmed.

Her father, Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta, died past year in Buenos Aires aged 89.

Inés Zorreguieta [left] was found dead in her Buenos Aires apartment. Zorreguieta was also godmother to the couple's third child, her 11-year-old niece Princess Ariane of the Netherlands.

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Queen Maxima of Holland's youngest sister, Inés Zorreguieta, was found dead in Argentina in an apparent suicide, local media reported. It is intensely sad and heartbreaking news that can hardly be comprehended for those who stay behind. She had previously suffered depression and was admitted to a psychiatric clinic in Buenos Aires in 2012, believed to have been suffering from anorexia and paranoia, the NOS added. I wish them all the strength necessary to carry this frightful loss together. The government said state visits to Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania will go ahead as scheduled, but King Willem-Alexander will not be joined by Maxima.

She is said to have worked as a civil servant in Buenos Aires.

Queen Maxima, a native Argentinian, married then Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander in 2002.

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