The first public photo of King Felipe and Queen Letizia was taken in 2003, when they were still dating and keeping their romance a secret.
Twenty years ago, at an event to award the Prince of Asturias, the then Prince Felipe approached to greet members of the press team, including a young journalist named Letizia Ortiz.
At that moment, they were seen in public and shook hands warmly, but little did they know that a month later they would announce their engagement and that the following year she would return to the Awards as a member of the royal family.
The story behind the first photo of King Felipe and Letizia
This photo marked the beginning of a new stage in the lives of Felipe and Letizia, who would later marry and become the Kings of Spain.
Although their relationship was unknown to the public at the time, the image captured a significant moment in their love story.
This iconic image is a testament to their love and commitment and has remained etched in the memory of all those who have followed the story of Felipe and Letizia.
After that first photo, rumors of Prince Felipe’s romance began to circulate in the Spanish press, but the name of the lucky girl was not revealed, and when speculation began to circulate that it was Letizia, the royal house quickly intervened.
On November 3, 2003, a few days after that innocent greeting at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo, Felipe and Letizia appeared hand in hand to announce their engagement, surprising friends and strangers alike with the fact that the Prince had chosen a divorced as his future wife.
The couple married on May 22, 2004. Since then, Felipe and Letizia have been a model royal couple, representing Spain at numerous events and official engagements.
Letizia and Felipe recreate their first photo
Now, 20 years later, the royal couple decided to recreate the iconic image at the recent Princess of Asturias Awards.
At the last ceremony, a journalist reminded Letizia that it was 20 years ago that the first public picture of her and her then-boyfriend, Felipe, was taken, and the consort did not hesitate to recreate the image.
The King then gave the Queen an affectionate kiss. Contrary to the greeting 20 years ago. In Addition this year Felipe and Letizia had two exceptional witnesses, their two daughters, who did not miss the scene.
Their love and commitment to each other has been evident throughout the years and they have formed a family together with their daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia.
The first public photo of King Felipe and Queen Letizia is a reminder of how love can blossom.
Over the years, they have proven to be a strong and united couple, working together to represent their country and fulfill their royal responsibilities.