Happy birthday Queen Maxima: ten facts about the royal

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands celebrates her 43rd birthday on 17 May.

The popular Dutch royal, who earlier this week wowed in a glittering ruby tiara for the Annual Diplimatic Corps Gala Dinner, is expected to mark the occasion surrounded by her family and friends.

To honour Maxima”s special day, ! Online have gathered ten facts about the royal you may not know…