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Jorge Zorreguieta at the age of 89 died

Jorge Zorreguieta at the age of 89 died

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Jorge Zorreguieta, the father of queen Maxima on Tuesday (local time) at the age of 89 in the clinic Fundaleu in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires died. Reports that the Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (RVD) Wednesday night.

“Her Majesty Queen Máxima and His Majesty King Willem-Alexander sharing with great sadness to report that mr. Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta, the father of Queen Máxima, on August 8, 2017 in Buenos Aires at the age of 89 died”, reports the RVD.

“Mr Zorreguieta was suffering since a long time, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The funeral takes place in a closed circle. Queen Máxima, King Willem-Alexander and their daughters, the Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane are present.”

Jorge Zorreguieta (89) died

Jorge Zorreguieta, the father of queen Maxima on Tuesday (local time) at the age of 89 in the clinic Fundaleu in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires died.
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“Mr Zorreguieta was suffering since a long time, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma”, reports the RVD.
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Jorge Zorreguieta (L) during the christening ceremony of princess Amalia in the Grote or St. Jacobskerk in The Hague in June 2004.
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October 2004: Jorge Zorreguieta in Buenos Aires.
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November 2005: The couple Zorreguieta during the service of the christening ceremony of Princess Ariane in the Hague.
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December 2005: Jorge Zorreguieta, is being harassed by the Argentine press as he is on his way to the inaugural meeting of Planet Finance, where his daughter spoke. That took place at the catholic university of Buenos Aires.
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Jorge Zorreguieta, queen Beatrix and princess Maxima prior to the christening ceremony of princess Ariane in the Kloosterkerk in The Hague in October 2007.
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May 2011: Jorge Zorreguieta arrives at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam for the celebration of the fortieth birthday of Princess Maxima.
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May 2011: Jorge Zorreguieta (R) during the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of (then) Princess Maxima at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
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June 2014: Jorge Zorreguieta (R) and Maria del Carmen Cerruti after the wedding ceremony of their son, Juan Zorreguieta in Vienna.
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June 2014: King Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima with her parents Jorge Zorreguieta (R) and Maria del Carmen Cerruti (M) after the wedding of Juan Zorreguieta, is the brother of Maxima in Vienna.
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Clinic

Queen Máxima, who at the weekend to Argentina had come, was in the clinic. Tuesday morning early she was at the arrival, filmed by the Argentine tv channel Todo Noticias.

In november 2014, was Zorreguieta in the same clinic, which specialized in the treatment of leukemia, included. When all was to his life feared and brought media even the message that he had died.

Zorreguieta recovered, however, and this was spring, even in the Netherlands, for the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of his son-in-law of king Willem-Alexander.

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Controversial

Jorge Zorreguieta was very controversial because of his participation in the Argentine government under the military dictatorship under general Rafael Videla in the late seventies.

Although he himself has no hand in the atrocities that under the rule of the junta were committed, and even any knowledge of it denied, could there be in the eyes of the Dutch political no question of his presence at the marriage of his daughter Máxima and prince Willem-Alexander.

There was some persuasion of, among others, minister of State Max van der Stoel and art mate of then prime minister Wim Kok need to Zorreguieta to decide to stay away from the marriage in February 2002.

In the years that followed, he was known for family matters regularly in the Netherlands. Máxima and the royal family also brought to the year, the christmas season at the Zorreguieta in Argentina.

Zorreguieta has further never been expressed about the ‘years of lead’, such as the years of dictatorship in Argentina are called. He was proud of his daughter, he said, and further he kept the silence.

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