Princess Letizia

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Letizia, Princess of Asturias (Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, 15 September 1972, Oviedo, Spain) is the wife of Felipe, the Prince of Asturias, who is heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Before her marriage with the prince, she was a journalist. She is styled HRH The Princess of Asturias. She bears the official titles of HRH Princess of Asturias, Princess of Viana, Princess of Girona, Duchess of Montblanc, Countess of Cervera and Lady of Balaguer On 1 November 2003 to the surprise of many, the Royal Household announced Letizia’s engagement to the Prince of Asturias[6]. Afterwards, she moved to live in a wing of Zarzuela Palace until the day of her wedding.[8] The wedding took place on 22 May 2004 in the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid. It was the first royal wedding in this cathedral, which was consecrated by the Pope in 1993. 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 Sevilla and Barcelona respectively. As Letizia’s previous marriage involved only a civil ceremony, the Roman Catholic Church does not consider it 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 3150-square meter palace built within the Zarzuela Palace grounds

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