Letizia Ortiz and Jaime del Burgo – a Spanish lawyer and businessman, son of Jaime Ignacio del Burgo – reportedly had a significant encounter in New York in August 2011. Three months later, the Princess of Asturias allegedly informed Jaime that they should no longer see each other.
Spurned by Letizia, Jaime then turned his attention to Telma Ortiz, the princess’s sister. Telma and Jaime, having become a couple, were spotted on vacation in Aspen, Colorado, in April 2012, and got married the following month.
On May 22, 2004, Letizia Ortiz lived her own fairy tale by marrying the Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbon. This wedding, watched by a billion viewers, was a spectacular event, bringing together dignitaries from around the world. Letizia, a renowned journalist, became the wife of the heir to the Spanish throne, a descendant of Louis XIV.
According to statements attributed to Jaime del Burgo, despite the official end of their relationship in 2003, he and Letizia allegedly continued to maintain a fluctuating relationship between love and friendship for nearly fifteen years. Jaime even reportedly became close to Prince Felipe. His marriage to Telma Ortiz did not last, while the royal couple will celebrate their porcelain anniversary in May, symbolizing the resilience of their union over time.
Jaime del Burgo, reportedly claimed to have evidence of his connection with Letizia, asserting that his house in Switzerland had been searched by the Spanish secret services, an allegation that adds a touch of mystery to this story.
In his book Letizia y yo — Letizia and I in English — Jaime Peñafiel, a royal chronicler, claims that Letizia allegedly asked Jaime, on the eve of her marriage to Felipe, for a promise of eternal fidelity, a request that sheds intriguing light on the complexity of relationships within the Spanish royalty.