Queen Maxima had a dramatic end to a royal engagement when she was accosted by a desperate mother during a visit to the non-profit YETS Foundation in Schiedam, in south Holland.
The Queen, 47, had just finished speaking to participants in the award-winning youth programme when the woman broke out of the audience and ran towards her.
She wanted to pass a letter to the Queen directly detailing her disabled son’s educational and welfare issues, after receiving unsatisfactory responses to previous written appeals to the palace.
‘He’s been home for eleven months,’ she shouted as security guards tried to restrain her from approaching the Queen, telling her they would pass on the letter.
In the end, she managed to approach Queen Maxima who took the note away with her.