Royal family denies that Letizia is anorexic
2 March 2005, MADRID-The Spanish Royal family has denied claims that Princess Letizia has been suffering from anorexia.
2 March 2005
MADRID-The Spanish Royal family has denied claims that Princess Letizia has been suffering from anorexia.
In a letter to the Spanish daily El Mundo, which had made the claims, a spokesman for the Royal family said: “It is absolutely false that Princess Leitzia suffers from the said illness.”
The Royal family made the unusual move after two articles in the right-wing daily claimed the Princess was suffering from the eating disorder and noted her “extreme thinness” alongside photographs of her to support the claims.
One article, by the columnist Carmen Rigalt, claimed the Princess had a waist, “two centimetres less than a model”.
The Spanish Royal Household never normally comments on rumours or press speculation.
But the statement issued on Wednesday was signed by the head of press at the Royal household, Juan Gonzalez Cebrian Tello, a sign of how seriously it was taking the matter.
The move follows recent reports in both the British and French press, in which it was claimed the Princess could be suffering from anorexia.
The French magazine Paris Match published a report in which it said the former television presenter was suffering from the “illness of the princesses”, making references to other Royal figures, like Princess Princess Victoria of Sweden, who supposedly suffers from anorexia.
Princess Letizia and her husband Crown Prince Felipe have been under intense media speculation as to when and if they will produce an heir to the Bourbon family.
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Subject: Spanish news