Since joining the Spanish royal family, Queen Letizia has established herself as a firm favourite with the media – not least because of her sartorial style.
The future queen had worked for a number of years as a journalist on news channels including 24 Horas, and Telediario 2, the most-viewed newscast in Spain.
In 2000, she reported from Washington DC on the presidential elections; in 2001 she broadcast live from Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks; and in 2003 she filed reports from Iraq following the war.
While Letizia’s former career was well-known at the time of her marriage, it has surprised some of her newer fans. TikTok videos about the Spanish queen and her journalistic credentials are currently making the rounds, with a number of followers expressing their shock.
Some were also interested to discover that Letizia had been married once before.
In August 1998, she tied the knot with Alonso Guerrero Perez, a writer, and high school literature teacher, in a simple civil ceremony after ten years together. It didn’t last and just one year later, in 1999, they were divorced.