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Queen Letizia of Spain

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Queen of Spain
Queen Consort of Spain
Reign19 June 2014 – present
Coronation19 June 2014
Born (1972-09-15) 15 September 1972 (age 51)
Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
SpouseAlonso Guerrero Pérez
(m. 1998; div. 1999)
Felipe, Prince of Asturias
IssueLeonor, Princess of Asturias
Infanta Sofía
Full name
Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
HouseBourbon-Anjou (by marriage)
FatherJesús José Ortiz Álvarez
MotherMaría de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Queen Letizia of Spain (Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, born 15 September 1972), is the wife of Felipe VI, the king of Spain.

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.

Life[change | change source]

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 is 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]

  • 22 May 2004 – 19 June 2014: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Asturias, The Princess of Girona, The Princess of Viana, The Duchess of Montblanc, The Countess of Cervera, Lady of Balaguer,
  • 19 June 2014 – present: Her Majesty The Queen of Spain