Dutch monarch, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has been struck by tragedy upon hearing the news of the death of her younger sister Ines Zorreguieta.
The 33-year-old Zorreguieta was found dead in her home in Argentina on Wednesday night.
Her news about her death was confirmed by the Dutch government.
According to reports, the cause of her death is yet to be known, but a proper investigation will take place.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte issued condolences to the royal family, calling the loss “a great shock.”
Ms Zorreguieta is believed to have suffered from depression.
Ms Zorreguieta studied psychology at a university in Argentina and worked for the government there as an official in the Ministry of Social Development.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wished the Queen and her family, “all the strength needed to carry this awful loss”.