Before meeting King Willem Alexander, Dutch Queen Maxima had never expected to marry. The Queen said this during a TV interview with Mattis Van Newkirk in honor of her fiftieth birthday. “It was very difficult for me to meet someone who would be as fond of him as I am,” said Maxima.
The answer came after Van Nieuwkerk’s question about a tale written by Máxima, which was written in Marcia Luyten’s biography. It is said that a friend of the Queen used tarot cards in her youth to consider the future of Maxima’s love life. She said she would meet a “special man”.
“I never expected to marry this way,” she said. “I thought my work and my passion were important. I had to feel good about it.” For the Queen, finding true love was a complicated affair.
Maxima met Willem Alexander in Seville in 1999, but it wasn’t love at first sight. The Argentine took pictures at a party, and Willem Alexander, who was there too, was initially believed to be a paparazzo photographer. “It wasn’t a good start,” she laughed.