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princess maxima

She and Britney have something in common: No, it's not a failed marriage to a backup dancer or a gum-snapping habit. but it's been said that Princess Maxima and Britney Spears are lookalikes. Maybe it's the tanned skin, the blond locks, or maybe it's the fact that they're both considered royalty. But no word on whether Maxima can carry a tune!

Who is Princess Maxima?

It's big news in the Netherlands: Dutch Queen Beatrix announced Monday

that she will abdicate on April 30 after 33 years as head of state. Her

oldest son Prince Willem-Alexander will become the nation's first king

in a century and his wife, 39 year-old Maxima Zorreguieta will be Queen

of the Netherlands. Princess Maxima has been charming the Netherlands

for over a decade-here are 7 reasons why. -Elise Sole