Meet The New Queen of Spain, Queen Letizia

June 2, 2014 8:37 PM

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Today’s surprise news that 76-year-old King Juan Carlos would be abdicating his throne, handing it down to his son, Prince Felipe, means that Felipe’s wife, Princess Letizia, will soon be known as The Artist Formerly Known as Princess Letizia—or, more commonly probably, as Queen Letizia.

— She was a somewhat “controversial” partner for Felipe. Letizia, 41, was born a “commoner”—coming from a “professional middle-class family,” per People—which is taboo enough for someone marrying into a royal family—but, in addition to that biographical detail, she was also a . . . divorcee (cue lou...

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