Being part of royalty and being in the public eye is not easy for anyone, even for Queen Letizia herself, who had a bit of a rocky start in royal life, at least that’s what the fourth episode of the documentary “The Bourbons: A Royal Family” reviews, which also details what led the mother of Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia to take the first step into the world of cosmetic retouching.
The Spanish queen consort was not well regarded by her father-in-law, King Juan Carlos, and it is known that she wanted to prevent her son Felipe’s relationship with the journalist, whom she described as a “haughty, ambitious woman with a strong character”.
What have been the aesthetic retouches of Queen Letizia?
One of the aspects revealed by the docuseries, broadcasted by the Spanish channel Antena 3, was the consort’s time in the operating room. They expose that in recent years Letizia underwent rhinoplasty, bichectomy, blepharoplasty, botox, hyaluronic acid, among other retouches. They also touched on the subject of her extreme thinness, which forced the Royal House to deny that the monarch suffers from any eating disorder such as anorexia.
“That aesthetic ordeal is to contrast the media overexposure,” said Carmen Enriquez, a specialist at Casa Real. According to Enríquez, overexposure and scrutiny of every step Letizia took led her to “hide behind multiple aesthetic retouches,” according to the website Lectura.
According to the documentary, this physical change made Letizia lose the naturalness and freshness that characterized her. However, there is still something of that journalist who became Princess of Asturias and then Queen of Spain.