Letizia of Spain

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Letizia
Queen of Spain
Spouse Alonso Guerrero Pérez
(m. 1998; div. 1999)
Felipe, Prince of Asturias
Issue
Leonor, Princess of Asturias
Infanta Sofía
Full name
Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
House House of Bourbon (by marriage)
Father Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez
Mother María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez
Born 15 September 1972 (1972-09-15) (age 42)
Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Religion Roman Catholicism


Queen Letizia of Spain (Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, born 15 September 1972), is the wife of Felipe VI of Spain, former Prince of Asturias, the heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Before her marriage to the prince, she worked as a journalist for several mass media companies. These included the Austrian newspaper La Nueva España, ABC and EFE. She also presented the news on television. In 2000, she received the Larra Prize for her work as the best journalist under 30 years of age.

In 1998, she married Alfonso Guerrero. The next year they divorced. Later she met the Prince Felipe at a dinner party. They married on May 22, 2004. Their daughter Leonor was born in October 2005. She is the second in the line of succession for the Spanish Crown. Sofía, her second daughter, was born in April 2007.

Since her second wedding, she has had the title of Princess of Asturias. She accompanies her husband on official travel wherever she can. She very much likes fashion. People and the press are always noticing what she wearing.

Following the abdication of her father-in-law in June 2014, her husband succeeded to the Spanish throne as Felipe VI with Letizia as his queen.

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 15 September 1972 – 6/7 August 1998: Miss Doña Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
  • 6/7 August 1998 – 1999: Mrs. Doña Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano de Guerrero
  • 1999 – 22 May 2004: Ms. Doña Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
  • 22 May 2004 – 18 June 2014: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Asturias
  • 19 June 2014 – present: Her Majesty The Queen