Carla Vigo, niece of Queen Letizia: “My aunt had a very bad time because of a man who is out of place (Jaime Peñafiel)”

Brave, sincere and strong. Carla Vigo, niece of Queen Letizia, opens up and talks about mental health and her childhood without her mother, Erika Ortiz, who died in 2007 when she was 6 years old. The young dancer gives an interview to Readings.

Carla Vigo, 23, remembers how she lost her mother. “I have had a feeling of guilt, but not because I had the feeling of abandonment. At 6 years old, what was I going to do? I realized that my mother was sick and that day she took me to sleep at a friend’s house. If I had said no that day, perhaps everything would have been different,” he says. “I understood that my mother had an illness, I felt abandoned. It’s very hard”he confesses to the magazine.

“I had my first anxiety attack when I was 4 years old,” the young woman shares in a series of very intimate statements. Key was the moment she found out how Erika died. She remembers that she was in “shock” and also that when they told her, six years after her suicide: “It was very painful.” She reveals that she “tried to hurt him for the first time.” With strength, she also opens up about her anorexia and bulimia disorders. “At the age of 14 I started doing things that were harmful to me, like stopping eating and vomiting. I started at the age of 8, when I looked in the mirror I hated myself.”

He talks about the “self-destructive” process he experienced then and his fears until he shared it with his family: “I’m killing myself little by little and I don’t want what happened to my mother to happen to me.” He recalls being admitted to the hospital because they thought he had Borderline Personality Disorder, a diagnosis he was later proven not to be. She spent “a month and a half in a psychiatric hospital,” she publishes Readings.

In one of the moments of the interview, Carla talks about her aunt Letizia, whom she adores: “She is the best, I support my aunt in everything.” And she reveals: “He had a very bad time for a man who is out of place”. It refers to Jaime Peñafiel, they mention from the publication. And he emphasizes: “What he said about my mother seems outrageous and unnecessary to me.”

He also finds the time to talk about love and assures that he has no relationship, “neither boy nor girl.” And he slips: “I would like it, but I’m not looking for it nor do I need it.”