Spain’s Queen Letizia celebrates her 48th birthday on Tuesday, 15 September 2020.

Queen Letizia of Spain. Source: Facebook/Casa de SM el Rey

Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano was born in Oviedo on 15 September 1972,  the eldest daughter of journalist Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez and his first wife, registered nurse María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez.

She worked as a journalist in print media, before moving to television, as a reporter, editor and news presenter for CNN+ and Televisión Española (TVE).

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their daughters, Princess of Asturias (right) and Infanta Sofía. Source: Casa de SM el Rey

She married Felipe, Prince of Asturias, on 22 May 2004 in the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almundena in Madrid.

They have two daughters, Leonor (born 31 October 2005) and Sofía (born 29 April 2007).


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