Princess Máxima of the Netherlands and her husband, Prince Willem-Alexander, met United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York yesterday. The secretary general named Máxima his new Special Advocate on Inclusive Finance (financial services for the poor). "Your extensive knowledge and expertise makes you a perfect choice for this important undertaking," Mr. Ban told the princess.
The annual Dutch celebration Queen's Day ended in tragedy when a man drove into a crowd, killing at least five people and injuring others. Read more...
Another article from ABC News' series on modern monarchies:
Meet the glamorous Dutch royals
(There's a mistake at the start of the article. Queen Beatrix turned 71 on January 31, not 70.)