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Dutch media were in a frenzy Wednesday trying to pin down reports that Crown Prince Willem Alexander was almost engaged to an Argentine beauty, daughter of a minister in the nation's former military government.

The alleged relationship between Willem Alexander, Queen Beatrix's oldest son, and Maxima Zorreguieta, was front-page news in every newspaper and tabloid Wednesday morning. It was also the top story on the main TV news.

The palace press office declined comment on the reported romance, only saying that an engagement was not in sight. Prime Minister Wim Kok said he could not add to the palace remarks.

The love life of the 32-year-old heir to the Dutch throne has kept royal commentators guessing ever since he split up with his long-time girlfriend Emily Bremers last year.

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