Queen Maxima’s foreign visits → Argentina, 2006

Just 3 months after her last visit to Argentina, Maxima returned to her homeland alongside her husband and mother-in-law Queen Beatrix for a full State Visit. While her last tour had focused on her role promoting microfinancing, this visit was all about diplomacy and strengthening ties between the nations. They visited many political institutions including the Supreme Court and met with the President. They also took in sites of interest in Argentina, namely the MALBA Museum and the statue of General Jose de San Martin. They also carried out a number of engagements connected to the Netherlands such as a human rights exhibition organised by the Anne Frank Foundation and meetings with Dutch communities in major cities. Of course the visit was profoundly personal for Maxima as she was born in Argentina. The country made every effort to include her, even playing a song featured at her wedding during a visit to Congress. The family took along their youngest members- Catharina Amalia and Alexia- and managed to spend some private time together exploring Patagonia.