Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano was born in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, on September 15, 1972, to Jesús Ortiz Álvarez and María Rocasolano Rodríguez. She has two younger sisters: Telma and Érika. Letizia has a degree in journalism from Complutense University of Madrid and was a successful journalist in Spain before marrying into the Spanish Royal Family.
She married then Felipe, Prince of Asturias on May 22, 2004, in Madrid at the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena. They have two daughters: Leonor, Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía.
She became the Queen of Spain upon her husbands ascension in June 2014 after the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos.
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