Pope Francis to visit Queen Maxima?
Pope Francis may visit Holland to meet Queen Maxima.
The 78-year-old Pontiff and the 44-year-old royal were both born in Argentina and Pope Francis recently revealed he would consider a trip to the Netherlands to meet the queen.
According to online publication trouw.nl, he told Dutch reporters: “The door is not closed, it is not impossible. And now that the Netherlands has an Argentine queen, who knows.”
Meanwhile, Queen Maxima has recovered after being admitted to hospital in The Hague late last month.
The 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 for treatment.
Her husband Willem-Alexander stayed 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.”
However, she has made a swift recovery and the couple are currently on a visit to the UK.
Willem-Alexander became king in 2013 after the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix and the couple have three daughters together.