Queen Letizia’s sister, Telma Ortiz, has spoken out against the serious accusations that have dogged the Spanish monarch in recent months.
Queen Letizia has been embroiled in controversy following the publication of a book by journalist Jaime Peñafiel, who claims that she had a relationship with Jaime del Burgo, Telma’s ex-husband and a close friend of the Queen, before and after her marriage to King Felipe VI.
Peñafiel has also questioned the Queen’s motherhood and suggested that she was responsible for the suicide of her sister Érika.
These accusations have caused a great stir in the Spanish media and have allegedly forced the Queen to reduce her official activities.
The royal family has opted for silence in the face of this scandal, but the Queen’s sister has decided to break her usual discretion and come to her defense.
What has Telma Ortiz said about Queen Letizia?
In an unusual intervention before the press, Telma has expressed her support and admiration for her sister, whom she has described as “the best”.
Telma Ortiz, who never talks about her family, confirmed the words of a Europa Press reporter who praised the work of Queen Letizia.
“I also love her very much,” said Telma, who added that her sister is “the best”. She also joked with the journalist, saying that in her case, admiring the Queen “comes naturally”.
With these statements, Telma Ortiz has shown her unconditional support for Queen Letizia, who is going through one of the most difficult moments of her reign.