Letizia of Spain: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : Royal Highness
  • Real name: Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
  • Sign: Virgo
  • Date of birth: Friday, September 15, 1972 (age: 48)
  • Country : Spain

Letizia from Spain was born on September 16, 1972. Letizia Ortiz is the daughter of a journalist and a nurse. She grew up and studied in Madrid, where she followed in her father’s footsteps and started a journalism course at the university.

She obtained a specialized master’s degree in audiovisuals, and made her debut in Mexico in the print media, before joining, in the early 2000s, the Spanish national television, TVE.

She married Alonso Guerrero, a university professor, in her first marriage, and divorced him in 1999. Her meeting with Prince Felipe of Spain remained secret before the official announcement of their engagement in November 2003. Married since May 22, 2004, they have two daughters: Leonor in October 2005, and Sofía in April 2007.

Princess Letizia embodies modernity and openness in the Spanish monarchy. Simple, down to earth, she is the crown prince’s major asset. Through her professional past and present commitments, she continues to win over Spanish public opinion.

On June 2, 2014 the head of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, announced the abdication of Juan Carlos of Spain after thirty-nine years of reign, in favor of his son Prince Felipe.