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tricia 11-01-2003 04:29 PM

Well, it's official...all the crown princes are taken! :(

Lena 11-01-2003 04:32 PM

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Originally posted by xicamaluca@Nov 1st, 2003 - 3:26 pm
The spanish media is very happy with his choice :flower:
hehe, what else should they say...she´s their co-worker...and every (little) journalist can dream to become a princess /prince now.

Josefine 11-01-2003 04:34 PM

am I the only one that is a bit stunned,

Alexandra 11-01-2003 04:36 PM

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Originally posted by xicamaluca@Nov 1st, 2003 - 8:46 pm
https://www.elmundo.es/

"EL HEREDERO DE LA CORONA SE CASARÁ EL PRÓXIMO VERANO
La Casa Real anuncia el enlace del Príncipe con la periodista Letizia Ortiz

ELMUNDO.ES | EFE

MADRID.- El Príncipe Felipe contraerá matrimonio a principios del próximo verano con la periodista Letizia Ortiz. Don Felipe de Borbón, heredero de la Corona, tiene 35 años y su prometida 31. Letizia Ortiz, Licenciada en Ciencias de la Información, ejerce en la actualidad su profesión como presentadora de la Segunda Edición del Telediario de TVE.

La boda entre Don Felipe y Letizia Ortiz se celebrará en la catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Almudena y la petición de mano tendrá lugar el próximo jueves, informaron fuentes de la Casa del Rey.

La Casa Real ha hecho público el compromiso a través del siguiente comunicado:

"Sus Majestades los Reyes tienen la gran satisfacción de anunciar el compromiso matrimonial de Su hijo, Su Alteza Real el Príncipe de Asturias Don Felipe, con Doña Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano.

La petición de mano tendrá lugar en el Palacio de la Zarzuela el próximo jueves, día 6 de noviembre.

La boda se celebrará a principios del verano de 2004 en la Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena de Madrid.

Palacio de la Zarzuela, 1 de noviembre de 2003"."

Please, can somebody translate this. In English or German. I´d like to know, what is that all. Please.

royal_sophietje 11-01-2003 04:38 PM

It's a bit of suprise for me. I hope it is true love and that they will be happy :)


But it's so...unexpected....

Alexandria 11-01-2003 04:41 PM

www.casareal.es

Sus Majestades los Reyes tienen la gran satisfacción de anunciar el compromiso matrimonial de Su hijo, Su Alteza Real el Príncipe de Asturias Don Felipe, con Doña Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano.

La petición de mano tendrá lugar en el Palacio de la Zarzuela el próximo jueves, día 6 de noviembre.

La boda se celebrará a principios del verano de 2004 en la Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena de Madrid.

Palacio de la Zarzuela, 1 de noviembre de 2003

Alexandria 11-01-2003 04:42 PM

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www.casareal.es

Datos biográficos de Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano

Nació el 15 de septiembre de 1972 en Oviedo.

Es licenciada en Ciencias de la Información, rama Periodismo, por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, y cuenta con un Master de Periodismo Audiovisual por el Instituto de Estudios de Periodismo Audiovisual. Empezó sus estudios de Doctorado en México, donde trabajó en el periódico Siglo 21.

Ha trabajado desde muy joven en varios medios de comunicación, entre ellos el diario asturiano La Nueva España, el periódico ABC y la Agencia EFE, donde realizó su labor en edición de internacional durante el último año de carrera.

En televisión ha trabajado en la cadena estadounidense Bloomberg TV, un canal privado especializado en economía, finanzas y mercados, con sede en España bajo la supervisión de la Agencia EFE Televisión. Ha sido también presentadora, redactora y reportera en CNN plus, el canal privado formado por la estadounidense CNN y CANAL plus.

Letizia Ortiz se incorporó el año 2000 a Televisión Española, donde trabajó con el equipo de edición de Telediario Segunda Edición y se hizo cargo de la presentación de Informe Semanal. Posteriormente, presentó Telediario Matinal, los especiales sobre el Euro que se ofrecieron en los Telediarios de TVE y ha sido enviada especial a diferentes puntos de todo el mundo para cubrir acontecimientos de actualidad.

Alexandria 11-01-2003 04:46 PM

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Originally posted by Lena@Nov 1st, 2003 - 2:48 pm
Is there a day (like 1. April in other countries) in Spain, where you can fool everybody and is this day on the first of November?!
No kidding! :lol: I think this news caught about 99.9% of us by complete surprise! Mary and Frederik we could see coming, it was just a matter of when. But we didn't even know about Letizia! The name hadn't even crossed our lips until about yesterday evening!

Talk about keeping a good secret!

Two Crown Prince weddings in 2004, not to mention two future heirs being born next year!

Josefine 11-01-2003 04:51 PM

Then she will be at Frederik's and Mary's wedding

I think its good that she is used with the media,

Josefine 11-01-2003 04:53 PM

Articles in Spanish
www.elmundo.es/

www.elpais.es/

Alexandria 11-01-2003 04:54 PM

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www.yahoo.com - Spanish television journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano's engagement to Spain's heir Prince Felipe was announced by the palace. The wedding will take place at the start of summer 2004 at Almudena Cathedral in Madrid.

Alexandria 11-01-2003 04:55 PM

www.yahoo.com - The news in English ... In any language, shocking news!

Felipe, Heir to Spanish Throne, Gets Engaged
1 hour, 15 minutes ago

MADRID (Reuters) - Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, has become engaged to television presenter Letizia Ortiz, the palace said on Saturday.

The love life of the tall and handsome Felipe, 35, has been a hot topic in gossip and society magazines for years as he is next in line to be king. His father, King Juan Carlos, is 68.

Ortiz, 31, is a presenter for state television.

The prince will formally ask for her hand next Thursday, and they are due to be married next summer, the palace said in a statement.

Alexandria 11-01-2003 04:56 PM

www.yahoo.com

Heir to Spanish throne to marry journalist

MADRID (AFP) - Prince Felipe, heir to the throne of Spain, will marry divorced Spanish television journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano next summer, the palace announced.

The 35-year-old prince, son of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, will next Thursday go to the palace to officially request permission to marry the 31 year-old current affairs presenter of public television channel TVE.

"The marriage will take place at the start of summer 2004 at Almudena Cathedral in Madrid," an official communique announced a day before the queen's 65th birthday.

Ortiz, who also worked for the conservative newspaper ABC and the CNN plus television channel, had married one of her former teachers in 1999 but divorced a year later.

Since no church wedding was held at the time, the Roman Catholic Church was not expected to oppose her remarryin

Josefine 11-01-2003 04:57 PM

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Josefine 11-01-2003 04:58 PM

will it be a gala wedding like in Norway and will be in Denmark

The Watcher 11-01-2003 05:08 PM

A 31 year old, divorced tv-journalist.... :o :woot: :wacko:

Never heard of her. :blink:

Alexandria 11-01-2003 05:14 PM

She is certainly very beautiful. And while she's not noble, she is Spanish and that will make her adjustment to royal life a bit easier. Unlike Mary, she will not have to learn a new language or culture, and that is one less hill to climb!

And because this relationship was kept so secret and hush-hush for such a long time until now, Letizia has not been subjected to the level of scrutiny Mary was prior to her engagement announcement to Frederik. Probably less stressing in some ways but more pressure on the day of the official presentation.

I'm curious to know what she is like personality wise, and how she'll fit in into the women of the royal family, from the properness of Queen Sofia, to the formalness of Infanta Elena, to the casual, sportiness of Infanta Cristina.

thissal 11-01-2003 05:15 PM

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Originally posted by Alexandria@Nov 1st, 2003 - 12:56 pm
Since no church wedding was held at the time, the Roman Catholic Church was not expected to oppose her remarryin
As a Catholic I know that technically this is correct, but it violates the spirit of the law concerning divorce and remarriage in the Catholic Church.

Lena 11-01-2003 05:22 PM

I think she looks a little bit like Queen Rania.

sandee 11-01-2003 05:26 PM

She sure is a stunning beauty...but i thought that Felipe couldn't marry a non-royal? Well i guess that couldn't have been possible since the royal population of eligible royal women is very limited. These two will certainly make a very attractive couple :)


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