• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

Meet the Woman Who Is About to be The Next Queen of Spain

Posted in:

Meet the Woman Who Is About to be The Next Queen of Spain

Share

The Duchess of Cambridge may receive the bulk of the world's royal attention, but she's about to get some serious competition in the form of Spain's Princess—soon to be Queen—Letizia. Her husband Prince Felipe's father, King Juan Carlos I, announced his abdication this week, meaning that it won't be long until Letizia is Queen. Everyone is buzzing about the royal that's already made waves in Spain for her impeccable style, and of course, inspired fashion blogs chronicling her sartorial choices.

Letizia is a modern royal in every sense of the phrase: she wasn't born into a noble family, and spent time working as a journalist and news anchor after finishing college (she has a bachelor's AND a master's degree in journalism). Her journalism career was witness to serious moments in recent history including reporting from the Iraq and Ground Zero just after 9/11. Not to mention she's got some big names on her resume, including CNN and Bloomberg's Spanish division. Her broadcasting days waned when Leitizia turned her focus to her royal duties and her two daughters, Leonor, 8, and Sofia, 7. Even still, she maintains a sense of normalcy in her life—she's known to take the subway and she still pays her own mortgage on a Madrid apartment. To cap it all off, she's—gasp!—divorced. Her marriage to Prince Felipe is her second. Married in 2004, Letizia and Felipe celebrated their tenth anniversary. And just like another talked about royal, she's a frequent shopper at affordable chains such as the Spanish born Mango and Zara. Down to earth with fashion taste within our price range? This is queen we can get on board with.

Share
Connect with Marie Claire:
Advertisement
horoscopes
daily giveaway
One winner will receive a year’s supply of makeup products from Lancôme ($389) and a year’s supply of hair products from Garnier Fructis ($90), as selected by the Sponsors.

One winner will receive a year’s supply of makeup products from Lancôme ($389) and a year’s supply of hair products from Garnier Fructis ($90), as selected by the Sponsors.

enter now
You Know You Want More
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook
Welcome!

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Continue
Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.

Continue