May 22, 2015. Eleven years ago, the King, then the Prince of Asturias, married award-winning journalist Doña Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral. It was the first wedding of an heir apparent since the wedding of Fernando VII to Maria Antonia of Naples in 1806, and it was celebrated accordingly, with more than 1200 guests, including members of more than 35 Royal Houses, and a dinner and a ball the evening before.
Felipe and Letizia have two daughters, Princess Leonor, the Princess of Asturias (b. 2005) and the Infanta Doña Sofía (b. 2007) and became the King and Queen after King Juan Carlos abdicated in June 2014. Their Majesties will attend an official event today, the oath to the flag by the new Royal Guards in El Prado barracks.