Wednesday 01 February 2023

Belgians find Máxima photogenic but artificial

Princess Máxima is the most photogenic of the European princesses, according to a poll conducted by the Belgian tv programme Royalty.

‘Máxima knows exactly where the cameras are and which is her best profile,’ explained presenter Kathy Pauwels during the programme.
However, many viewers also think Máxima is too artificial. ‘She cries in the morning at the service for the victims of the bus crash in Switzerland, and laughs happily at a tree-planting ceremony in the afternoon,’ says Pauwels.
The Belgian princess Mathilde, wife of prince Filip, was voted most professional European princess, and the English princess Kate, wife of prince William, was most glamorous.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation. has been free for 16 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.