A magazine came under fire after calling the 16-year-old heir to the Dutch throne "oversize" on the front page.
Princess Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, is featured alongside her mother in the latest issue of Caras, a prominent gossip and royal news magazine published in Spanish and Portuguese.
The photo, one of several that was published by the Dutch royal family this month and was not recorded for the magazine, is published together with a heading that, after the translation, reads: "Maxima's eldest daughter proudly wears her" plus-size "look . "
The princess is not believed to have quoted the magazine or ever publicly commented on her weight.
Social media users and media from Maxima's homeland Argentina beat up the magazine because it used the term to describe the royal teenager. It is "dangerous", "disrespectful" and "shameful".
Princess Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, is featured alongside her mother in the latest issue of Caras, a prominent gossip and royal news magazine published in Spanish and Portuguese. The headline, once translated, reads: "Maxima's oldest daughter proudly wears her" plus-size "look
In response, the magazine released a statement saying the story was meant to fight stigma and inspire readers who may have to deal with their own body awareness problems.
The photo on the front page shows Princess Amalia in a blue dress next to her mother Queen Maxima during a summer photo call to her residence, the Huis Ten Bosch palace. The photos were published by the Dutch royal family.
Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander are also parents of Princess Alexia (15) and Princess Ariane (13).
A translated subtitle reads: “The harassed heir to the throne of the Netherlands is criticized with violence and with the support of her parents. A princess who goes through puberty without taboos and defends her figure of the "real woman". & # 39;
The 16-year-old has never spoken publicly about problems with her body image or bullying.
It has been shared via social media with 2.7 million Instagram followers and 500,000 Twitter followers.
Princess Amalia, pictured in February, is the eldest daughter of the Dutch king and queen
Caras' post attracted thousands of comments, and many argued that it was inappropriate to focus on the young queen's body rather than her accomplishments.
One wrote: “You have to be very disgraceful to suggest / approve this cover. They diminish their Amalia, a beautiful, sensitive and intelligent teen who plays cool. They talk about bullying and do it to them. And they give the 16-year-old girls who are reading a very dangerous message. & # 39;
Another wrote in Spanish: “Chubophobe, violent and irresponsible cover. For people like you, we're one of the countries with the highest number of eating disorders worldwide.
"Are you aware of the harm they are doing? Enough to judge people by their build! & # 39;
A flood of Twitter users broke the release because it focused on the king's body shape rather than their successes, and accused Caras of "bullying".
A third added: & # 39; They say she looks proud of her "plus size" look and then say that she is a victim of bullying. They are disgusting, they are late and they have shameless social irresponsibility. Whoever she is, she is a 16-year-old girl with a real body who must not be objectified or stigmatized. & # 39;
Hector Maugeri, director of the magazine, wrote a long caption next to a photo of the cover to confirm the backlash on his personal Instagram account.
He wrote: “The story of Amalia, Máxima's daughter and heir to the throne, is a story of self-improvement and resilience.
Hector Maugeri, director of the magazine, has upheld the publication's decision to use the controversial title. Pictured: King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of the Netherlands during their summer photo call
After experiencing brutal bullying in his childhood (which Máxima suffered and commented on more than once), he managed to overcome it together with the love of her family and, above all, the belief in her and the woman he wants and chooses to be.
& # 39; CARAS is a magazine that always gave "voice" to those who once tried to silence society. We are not qualifiers.
"We are communicators and this week Amalia's story is an example of other girls who might or might be going through the cruelty of those who only know how to see darkness, not light."
Argentine newspaper La Nacion spoke to many who believe that Caras' attempt to join the body positive movement was misguided – including feminist Florencia Freijo.
The Dutch royal family did not comment on the magazine cover.
An international royal romance! How Maxima, a former Argentine investment banker, fell in love with the Dutch prince, who simply introduced himself as "Alexander".
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in December
King Willem-Alexander, 53, became king after his mother, Beatrix, now 82, abdicated in April 2013 after 33 years as ruling monarch.
He met his future wife Maxima, who was born in Argentina, in 1999 at the annual Seville Fair in Seville, Spain, where she was simply introduced to him as "Alexander".
Maxima, who was working as an investment banker for Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in New York at the time, thought that the struggling Dutchman was joking when he told her that he was not just a prince but the heir to the Dutch throne.
The couple met again in New York City two weeks later and a relationship blossomed across the continents. They announced their engagement in March 2001 and married the following year, holding both civil and religious ceremonies.
There was controversy over the game because Maxima's father, Jorge Zorreguieta, held a role as cabinet minister during the National Reorganization Process, the recent Argentine dictatorship.
He did not attend his daughter's wedding because of the connection, and his wife decided not to fly without her husband.
Willem-Alexander and Maxima have three daughters, Princess Amalia (16), Princess Alexia (15) and Princess Ariane (13). As the oldest child, Princess Amalia is heir to the Dutch throne.
As Queen Willem-Alexander's wife, Queen Máxima's main role is to assist the head of state in performing his formal duties. She is known for her warm nature and her lively sense of clothing.
Queen Máxima holds numerous public offices and uses her previous career as an investment banker to promote more financial literacy in the country.
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