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Spanish queen ‘had long affair after marrying – with her future brother-in-law’

By Lydia Hawken

THE Spanish royal family has been rocked by bizarre claims from Queen Letizia’s former brother-in-law that he had a relationship with her before he married her sister Telma.

Jaime Del Burgo, 53, who is currently based in Britain, has contributed to a book about Letizia where he alleges that they were still romantically involved after her 2004 wedding to King Felipe.

Yesterday on X, formerly Twitter, the entrepreneur shared an undated selfie the queen, 51, took in a bathroom mirror during one of her pregnancies in 2005-2007, citing it as ‘evidence’ of their relationship.

She is seen wearing a black pashmina – which Del Burgo claims was his. He also reproduced a message supposedly from the queen in which she said: ‘I wear your pashmina. It’s like feeling you by my side. I count the hours until we see each other again. Love you.’

Other X users questioned the validity of his claims given there is no evidence that Letizia sent him the photo or accompanying message. He has since deleted his X account.

Del Burgo has claimed that he met Letizia in 2000 and that they were in a relationship in 2002 when she told him she was dating someone else. Her engagement to King Felipe was announced the following year and they married in 2004.

Del Burgo alleges Letizia ended their relationship in 2011. The following year he married her sister Telma after two months of dating. They split in 2014.

A spokesman for the Spanish royal family told the Mail: ‘We have no comment to make about this.’





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