Royal Family to offer prayers for sister of future queen
8 February 2007, MADRID — The Royal Family were to offer prayers on Thursday for the sister of Princesa Letizia who died in unexplained circumstances.
8 February 2007
MADRID — The Royal Family were to offer prayers on Thursday for the sister of Princesa Letizia who died in unexplained circumstances.
Princess Letizia, her husband Crown Prince Felipe and their respective families will offer the prayers after Erika Ortiz's private cremation which was due to start at 2pm on Thursday.
Ortiz, 31, was discovered by her boyfriend at her Madrid home on Wednesday.
A post-mortem was being carried out to try to discover the causes of her death.
It appeared she had committed suicide.
She was known to have been suffering from depression for some time following the break-up of her marriage to Antonio Vigo.
Princess Letizia was said to be "absolutely destroyed".
Queen Sofia, who was on official business in Indonesia, was travelling back to Spain.
No members of the government were expected to attend the private ceremony.
Ortiz, who worked as a graphic designer for a television company, was the mother of a six-year-old daughter Carla.
The sudden death has dominated news bulletins in Spain.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, along with other politicians, offered his condolences to the Royal Family.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news