The fascinating life story of the Dutch Queen Máxima. From the moment Máxima Zorreguieta appears at the side of the Dutch crown prince, she has been in the spotlight. When Willem-Alexander asks her to marry him, the past catches up with her as a heated discussion erupts about her father’s political career in the Videla regime. A discussion that she never had in her own circles. What makes this Argentine finally thrive at an old European court? And how can Máxima stay true to herself without giving up her family, or do these things not go together?

Máxima’s story is told in six 50-minute episodes that kick off with a present-day line, which begins in 1999 in Seville when Máxima and Willem-Alexander meet for the first time. In the past storyline we see how Máxima was actually prepared for this step her whole life. When the press gets wind of her relationship with the crown prince, the pair find themselves on a rollercoaster, that only slows down with the announcement of their engagement in 2001.

Delfina Chaves
Martijn Lakemeier
Production Year: 2023
Language: Spanish, English, Dutch
Director: Saskia Diesing, Joosje Duk, Iván López Núñez
Screenplay: Marnie Blok, Ilse Ott, Judith Goudsmit, Diede Zillinger, Sytske Kok
Production Company: Millstreet Films
Producers: Rachel van Bommel