David Cantero rescues a photo with Doña Letizia before her wedding with Felipe VI: “Old world”

It was the year 2003 when Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano abandoned her life as a journalist on TVE to marry the then prince philip, fully entering the Spanish monarchy. Her colleagues from her Telediario still remember what it was like to work with her. How could they imagine that she would end up becoming the queen of Spain and the mother of the heir to the throne…

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David Cantero, presenter of Informativos Telecinco, has rescued some newspaper clippings: “Emotional farewell to Letizia Ortiz on TVE”, reads the headline. At that time, the journalist worked in the news team of the public entity. “Old world. How time flies! Clippings from back in 2004 that a dear cousin kept…”, he wrote this Monday next to the image.

The engagement was totally unexpected. On October 31, 2003, Terelu Campos revealed on Telemadrid that Doña Letizia was Don Felipe’s girlfriend and, just a few hours later, on November 1, Casa Real was quick to confirm it through a statement. The royal institution also announced the request for a hand, which took place on the 6th of the same month, and the wedding date, which took place on May 22, 2004 at the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid.

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The mother of Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía, who this Tuesday, April 11, has been with Felipe VI at the Ateneo de Madrid, still has a good relationship with some colleagues. In his gang are Sonsoles Onega, Maria Ona, Ana Prieto o Tabernacle Ruiz de Apodaca. With them he drinks coffee outside Zarzuela and shares confidences. The queen presented her last newscast the same day the news of her engagement leaked.