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Ill Dutch Queen Maxima breaks off state visit to China, is flying home early for tests

  • Dutch King Willem-Alexander, center, waves next to his wife Queen Maxima as they pose for photos with Chinese children and Dutch goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar,  left, during a football event at the Shijia School in Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Dutch King Willem-Alexander, center, waves next to his wife Queen Maxima as they pose for photos with Chinese children and Dutch goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar, left, during a football event at the Shijia School in Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dutch King Willem-Alexander, second from right, walks with his wife Queen Maxima as they visit the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Dutch King Willem-Alexander, second from right, walks with his wife Queen Maxima as they visit the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dutch King Willem-Alexander, center left, looks up as he walks behind his wife Queen Maxima during a visit to the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Dutch King Willem-Alexander, center left, looks up as he walks behind his wife Queen Maxima during a visit to the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

Dutch Queen Maxima is being flown home early from a state visit to China because she is suffering from a kidney infection.

The Dutch Royal House announced Tuesday that 44-year-old Maxima, wife of King Willem-Alexander, has been taking medication for the infection, but symptoms including a fever and back pain have not subsided.

Argentinian-born Maxima will be admitted to a hospital in The Hague for further tests as soon as she arrives in the Netherlands.

King Willem-Alexander is remaining in China to continue his state visit.