Have you noticed? Something is happening with los argentinos this year. They’ve been all over the news, and with happy occasion.
Last month it was the election of Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope, aka Jorge Bergoglio who hails from Buenos Aires and who has made a fabulous first impression so far.
Otro que se la pasa making news, is the world’s best soccer player, according to everybody who knows el futbol, Lionel Messi. I don’t have to tell you how electrifying it is to watch him score un gol con el Barça.
And on Tuesday, April 30th, Máxima Zorreguieta, born in Argentina, pero Princesa de Holanda por casamiento, will become Queen of the Netherlands. Her mother in law, Queen Beatrix abdicates on behalf of her son Willem Alexander, who married Máxima in 2002. She speaks perfect Dutch, has a masters in finance and is extremely popular and photogenic, so much that she won over the entire population of the Netherlands. They love her. So now there’s a Dutch queen from Buenos Aires, how about that?
I must confess I read Hola Magazine quite regularly, y no me da pena decirlo. I’ve always said “el chisme es cultura” and there’s no greater guilty pleasure and empty calorie entertainment than this particular chisme and “notas del corazón” magazine from Spain. (Compro la versión española de la revista porque la de México me da flojera, con todos los public service announcements y propaganda a favor de la Gaviota Peña Nieto y los Televisos… but I digress.)
So yes, I’m an avid reader of the royalty gossip and love the pictures, and one of my favorites has always been la Máxima. De todas las princesas consortes plebeyas (Letizia from Spain, Mette Marit from Norway, Mary from Denmark) in my opinion, she is the best. She always smiles, she always looks happy, she has great taste in fashion and she can rock a hat like nobody’s business. Bravo Máxima!
You can imagine Hola is having a field day with this news and are giving it wall to wall coverage on their website http://www.hola.com and on the sister version from Argentina www.hola.com.ar.
Here are a few pix from their websites (credits from the magazine for each) on Máxima’s fashion throughout the years.
UPDATE: Tuesday April 30. The new king and queen of Holland at their ceremony: