|Letizia, Princess of Asturias|
|Born||September 15, 1972 |
|Other names||Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano|
|Title||Princess of Asturias|
|Spouse||Alonso Guerrero y Pérez (1998-1999)|
Felipe, Prince of Asturias (2004-)
|Children||Infanta Leonor; Infanta Sofía|
|Relatives||Jesús Ortiz Álvarez and Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez|
Letizia, Princess of Asturias (Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano; September 15, 1972, Oviedo, Spain) is the wife of Felipe, the Prince of Asturias, who is heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Oviedo ( Asturian: Uviéu is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". Letizia Princess of Asturias (Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano September 15 1972, Oviedo Spain) is the wife of Felipe, the Prince of Asturias Schooling Infanta Leonor began her education at the daycare for the children of the Spanish Royal Guard. Ancestry Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Oviedo ( Asturian: Uviéu is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. An heir apparent is an Heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation cannot be displaced from inheriting the term is used in contrast to Heir presumptive She is styled HRH The Princess of Asturias.
Letizia is the eldest daughter of Jesús Ortiz Álvarez, a journalist, and Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez, (born April 15, 1952) a registered nurse and also a hospital union representative. Events 1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Her parents divorced in 1999 and her father remarried fellow journalist Ana Togores . Letizia's paternal grandmother, Menchu Álvarez del Valle, was a well known radio broadcaster in Asturias for over 40 years.
Letizia has two sisters (one now deceased):
Letizia also has an aunt, Henar Ortiz (mother of one daughter). Henar lives in Letizia's hometown, Oviedo, and has a decoration and furniture shop. She was interviewed by the Spanish press (¡Hola! and Vogue Spain) about decoration. ¡Hola! is a weekly Spanish-language magazine specializing in celebrity news published in Spain and widely available in Latin America in local editions
Letizia attended school at the La Gesta school in Oviedo, before her family moved to Madrid, where she attended high school at the Ramiro de Maeztu high school. The Royal Family of the Kingdom of Spain consists of the direct descendants of the current king Juan Carlos. Early life Juan Carlos was born in Rome, where his grandfather Alfonso XIII of Spain lived in exile after the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic Sofía Queen of Spain (Su Majestad la Reina Sofía de España born Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark on November 2, 1938) is the Queen Schooling Infanta Leonor began her education at the daycare for the children of the Spanish Royal Guard. Ancestry Education She studied Basic Education at the University College ESCUNI of Madrid, graduating in 1986 with a speciality in English Philology Birth Doña Cristina was born in Madrid and was baptized at the Palacio de La Zarzuela by the Archbishop of Madrid The Infanta Doña Pilar of Spain Duchess of Badajoz (Doña María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana Victoria Luisa Ignaciade Todos los Santos de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias The Infanta Doña Margarita of Spain 2nd Duchess of Hernani Duchess of Soria ( Doña de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias) (born March 6, Biography Infante Carlos is one of two claimants to the title Duke of Calabria. Madrid (pronounced in English in Spanish and colloquially in Spain) is the Capital and largest city of Spain. . She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual Journalism at the Institute for Studies in Audiovisual Journalism. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people .
During her studies, Letizia worked for the Asturian daily newspaper La Nueva España and later for the newspaper ABC and the news agency EFE . ABC is a Spanish national Daily newspaper founded in Madrid on January 1, 1903, by Torcuato Luca de Tena y Alvarez-Ossorio EFE is a Spanish news agency created in 1939 by Ramón Serrano Súñer and Manuel Aznar Zubigaray while the former was Spain 's minister of the After completing her studies, she spent some time in Guadalajara, Mexico, working at the newspaper Siglo XXI. Guadalajara (ˌgwɑːdləˈhɑːrə Spanish pronunciation) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. After returning to Spain, she worked for the Spanish version of the economic channel Bloomberg before moving to the news network CNN+. Bloomberg Television is a network that airs Business and Financial news 24 hours a day and is distributed globally on ten separate channels CNN+ (CNN Plus is a Spanish 24-hour television news channel launched in 1999 by Sogecable and Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner. 
In 2000, she moved to TVE, where she started working for the news channel 24 Horas. TVE redirects here This article is about Televisión Española Canal 24 Horas (24 Hour Channel is TVE 's 24-hour news channel In 2002, she anchored the weekly news report program Informe Semanal and later the daily morning news program Telediario Matinal on TVE 1  . Telediario ("Tele-journal" is the brand for Spanish state broadcaster TVE 's News programmes They are shown domestically on TVE1 and across In August 2003, a few months before her engagement to Felipe, Letizia was promoted to anchor of the TVE daily evening news program Telediario 2, the most viewed newscast in Spain. Telediario ("Tele-journal" is the brand for Spanish state broadcaster TVE 's News programmes They are shown domestically on TVE1 and across
In 2000 Letizia reported from Washington, D.C. on the presidential elections. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Democratic candidate Al Gore, then Vice President, and Republican In September 2001 she broadcast live from Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks in New York and in 2003 she filed reports from Iraq following the war. September 2001: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September The term Ground Zero may be used to describe the point on the earth's surface where an explosion occurs New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. The 2003 invasion of Iraq, from March 20 to May 1 2003 was spearheaded by the United States, backed by British forces and smaller contingents from Australia In 2002 she sent several reports from Galicia in northern Spain following the ecological disaster when the oil tanker Prestige sank. Galicia (occasionally Galiza) is an autonomous community in northwest Spain. The Prestige was an Oil tanker whose sinking in 2002 off the Galician coast caused a large Oil spill.
Letizia married Alonso Guerrero Pérez, high-school literature teacher and previous teacher of hers, on August 7, 1998, at Almendralejo, in Badajoz, after a 10-year courtship . Events 322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Almendralejo is a town in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. Badajoz is a province of western Spain located in the autonomous community of Extremadura. The marriage was dissolved by divorce in 1999. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) They had no children.
On 1 November 2003 to the surprise of many, the Royal Household announced Letizia's engagement to the Prince of Asturias. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Afterwards, she moved to live in a wing of the La Zarzuela Palace until the day of her wedding. 
The wedding took place on May 22, 2004 in the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid. Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Madrid (pronounced in English in Spanish and colloquially in Spain) is the Capital and largest city of Spain. It was the first royal wedding in this cathedral, which was consecrated by the Pope in 1993. Pope It had been nearly a century since the capital celebrated a royal wedding, as the present king and queen married in Athens, and the prince's sisters, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, married in Seville and Barcelona respectively. Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's Education She studied Basic Education at the University College ESCUNI of Madrid, graduating in 1986 with a speciality in English Philology Birth Doña Cristina was born in Madrid and was baptized at the Palacio de La Zarzuela by the Archbishop of Madrid Seville ( Spanish: Sevilla, see also different names) is the artistic cultural and financial capital of southern Spain. Barcelona ( Catalan bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish baɾθeˈlona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia
As Letizia's previous marriage involved only a civil ceremony, the Roman Catholic Church regarded it as legally but not sacramentally valid and therefore did not require an annulment before her Catholic marriage to the Prince of Asturias.
After the wedding, she moved with her new husband to his residence, a 3,150-square meter palace built within the La Zarzuela Palace grounds. 
It was announced on May 8, 2005 that Letizia was pregnant and on October 31, 2005 at 1:46am at the Ruber Clinic in Madrid, she gave birth to a girl, Infanta Leonor, the first child for the couple, who was baptised on January 14, 2006. Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Pregnancy ( Latin graviditas) is the carrying of one or more offspring known as a Fetus or Embryo, inside the Uterus of a Female Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Schooling Infanta Leonor began her education at the daycare for the children of the Spanish Royal Guard. Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The godparents were the King and Queen of Spain.
It may be likely the Spanish law of succession could be changed to introduce the fully equal primogeniture, meaning that the firstborn child of the monarch succeeds, regardless of gender, making Infanta Leonor second in line behind her father even if she has younger brothers, and would become a female heir apparent. Primogeniture is the Common law right of the Firstborn son to inherit the entire estate, to the exclusion of younger siblings An heir apparent is an Heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation cannot be displaced from inheriting the term is used in contrast to Heir presumptive
As for the Infanta's future as a possible monarch, The Prince of Asturias was quoted in the Spanish Herald, when asked by a reporter if "a queen has [been] born," the prince answered, "For now a princess has born. But the logic of the times means that if the reform that the administration is planning takes place, she will be. "
On September 25, 2006 the Royal House announced that the couple were expecting their second child in May 2007. Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  On November 27, 2006 it was announced that the second child the Princess was expecting was also a girl. Events 1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. On April 29, 2007, at 16:50h, her second daughter, Infanta Sofía, was born. Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Ancestry Her godparents were Paloma Rocasolano and Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin of Bulgaria and her baptism was on 15 July 2007. Prince Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria Prince of Vidin (born December 5, 1967) is the fourth son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria and his wife The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Her official title is "Her Royal Highness, Doña Letizia, Princess of Asturias", Princess of Gerona, Princess of Viana, Duchess of Montblanc, Countess of Cervera and Lady of Balaguer. Viana is a town and Municipality located in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain. Montblanc is the capital of the Catalan Comarca Conca de Barberà, in the Spanish province of Tarragona The medieval walled City of Localització de Cerverapng|thumb|Location of Cervera]] Cervera is the capital of the comarca of Segarra, in the province of Lleida Balaguer is the capital of the comarca of Noguera, in the province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.
The coat of arms of Letizia impales her husband's shield to the dexter (viewer's left) except the label with her family arms -1st and 4th quarters, the arms of her father Jesus Ortiz Azure an eight points start Or a bordure chequy Gules and Argent; 2nd and 3rd quarters, the arms of her maternal grandfather Francisco Rocasolano Or a rose Gules barbed and seeded Vert- The whole differenced by the Prince of Asturias’s label of three points Azure; all surmounted by Prince of Asturias’s crown as heir-apparent (Crown's arches differenced as consort) and surrounded by the ribbon of the Order of Charles III. A coat of arms or armorial bearings (often just arms for short in European tradition is a design belonging to a particular person (or group of people In Heraldry, Impalement is the practice of joining two Coats of arms side-by-side in one Shield. The Blazon of Coat of arms of the Prince of Asturias appears in Royal Decree 284 of 16th March 2001 whereby His Guidon and His Standard are created Heraldry, a label is a charge closely resembling the strap with pendants which from the saddle crossed the horse's chest A crown is the traditional Symbolic form of Headgear worn by a Monarch or by a Deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power A half-arch is the piece of Gold, Silver or Platinum, usually decorated with jewels that links the Circlet (circular base of a The Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos III was established by the King of Spain Carlos III by means of the Royal Decree of September 19 It was designed by Asturian Academy of Heraldry and Genealogy (Academia Asturiana de Heráldica y Genealogía). The Princess's coat of arms has no official status, it is for heraldic (personal) use. In Spain only the coats of arms of the King and the Prince of Asturias are official. The blazoning of the Coat of arms of the King appears in Title II Rule 1 of Spanish Royal Decree 1511 of 21st January 1977 whereby the Rules for Flags Standards Guidons The Blazon of Coat of arms of the Prince of Asturias appears in Royal Decree 284 of 16th March 2001 whereby His Guidon and His Standard are created 
Letizia joined from the beginning the duties of her husband Felipe, Princess of Asturias, and travelled extensively through Spain in representation of the King. They also represented Spain in other countries: the Princess has travelled along with the Prince to Jordan, Mexico, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Panama, the USA, Serbia, Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, China and Portugal. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with Panama, officially the Republic of Panama (República de Panamá) is the southernmost country of Central America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Uruguay.(official full name in República Oriental del Uruguay;, Oriental Republic of Uruguay) is a country located in the southeastern part of South America "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. She also greeted along other members of the family international dignitaries. Letizia also attended foreign royalty gatherings in Luxembourg and The Netherlands, for the silver wedding anniversary of the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg and the 40th birthday celebrations of Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange in the Netherlands. Luxembourg (Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg Grand-Duché de Luxembourg Großherzogtum Luxemburg is a small Landlocked country in Western Europe, bordered by The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands The Grand Duke of Luxembourg is the Head of state of Luxembourg. Willem-Alexander Prince of Orange (in Dutch: Prins van Oranje
Her solo agenda was announced in 2006, shortly after the announcement of her second pregnancy. Letizia has performed a couple of audiences and her work will focus on social issues such as children rights, culture and education.
In late 2007, her solo agenda started to grow in the quantity of events she performed by herself and Felipe's and Letizia's agendas became more distinct and separate.
Letizia was originally named Leticia with "c", the Spanish spelling for this name, but at the time, it was necessary to get permission from the Pope to give names that were not included in the list of saints. Papal authorities changed the spelling to the Italian spelling Letizia, and the register officer in Spain did not amend the error. 
In 2006, Letizia received some unfortunate attention over a "wardrobe malfunction" (a gust of wind blew her skirt up while greeting a crowd atop the Juan Luis Galiardo Theater). Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston Texas on the CBS television network in the The embarrassing moment was widely circulated through European news outlets as well as the blogosphere, and according to Google, caused a significant increase in internet searches for "Letizia". Blogosphere is a collective term encompassing all Blogs and their interconnections Google Inc is an American public corporation, earning revenue from advertising related to its Internet search, e-mail, online .
She is interested in leisure activities such as cinema, theatre, literature and sports such as ski, sailing (since her wedding to the Prince) and hunting. This last activity was reported by some Spanish journalists with credible evidences, although no presential or official information is known.
Letizia, Princess of Asturias
|Reference style||Her Royal Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
Letizia has been a loyal supporter of Spanish fashion. A style of office, or honorific, is a term which by Tradition or Law precedes a reference to a person who holds a post or Title, or to the Her daytime wardrobe is mainly designed by Miguel Palacio, Adolfo Dominguez or Felipe Varela, while her evening gowns have been designed by Lorenzo Caprile, mostly. Her wedding dress was designed by veteran Spanish designer Manuel Pertegaz. She also wears accessories from Loewe (bags) or Yves Saint Laurent or Manolo Blahnik, Pura Lopez or Sara Navarro (shoes). Among international brands, she prefers Armani (her suit in the engagement was from this label), Gucci or Jimmy Choo. She has also used several Spanish high-street brands, such as Mango or Massimo Dutti and reportedly bought clothes for her daughters at Zara Kids.