Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

Queen Máxima is married to King Willem-Alexander.

The royal couple have three daughters: Princess Catharina-Amalia (the Princess of Orange), Princess Alexia, and Princess Ariane.

As King Willem-Alexander’s wife, Queen Máxima’s main role is to support the head of state in performing his formal duties and the other work he does in the interests of the inhabitants of the Kingdom, assisting him in his task of unifying, representing, and encouraging the people.

Queen Máxima holds numerous public posts. She also performs representative duties, such as representing the Royal House at official occasions of all kinds.

Queen Máxima is a member of the Council of State. She occupies a number of other positions in the Netherlands and abroad. In the Netherlands she also works on financial health as the honorary chair of the Debtlab (SchuldenlabNL). This is a public-private partnership that seeks to make the Netherlands free of debt problems by identifying and preventing financial difficulties at an early stage and scaling up successful debt relief methods. She is also the honorary patron for the Money Wise Platform (initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Finance) focusing on financial awareness and resilience. Furthermore, Queen Máxima is a member of the Netherlands Committee for Enterprise that focuses on strengthening the growth potential of SMEs.