Queen Maxima admitted to hospital
Holland’s Queen Maxima has been admitted to hospital in The Hague.
The 44-year-old royal had to cut short a state visit to China when she was diagnosed with a kidney infection. She flew back to Holland and was admitted to hospital on Wednesday (28.10.15) for treatment.
The Netherland Times reports that she arrived at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague at 7:45 on Wednesday morning.
Her husband Willem-Alexander will stay on in China and complete his itinerary with Chinese officials.
After the news that Maxima was returning to Holland early was announced, King Willem-Alexander tweeted: “Many thanks for all the wishes for a speedy recovery. I will pass them on to my wife.”
The king and queen were accompanied on the trip by 150-strong Dutch trade mission – the second largest Dutch trade mission ever.
Foreign minister Bert Koenders, who is leading the delegation, has assured critics that human rights will be raised with the Chinese authorities during the visit.
Willem-Alexander became king in 2013 after the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix and the couple have three daughters together.