Once again Doña Letizia causes controversy in the eyes of the press and the entire world. This time, for not making the sign of the cross before the altar.
King Felipe VI’s wife has become the center of criticism for her behavior within the church. Last Saturday, September 9, in Covadonga, she jumped the tradition of crossing oneself, unlike the King, the princess Leonor and the infanta Sofía, who did comply in the temple.
According to a Vanity Fair report, this happened in the basilica where the centenary of the canonical coronation of the Virgin of Covadonga was celebrated on a Day of Asturias.
In the Catholic activity, the 1300 years of the Principality’s foundation were commemorated along with the centenary of the Mountain of Covadonga National Park creation.
It has already been shown that religious activities are not the favorite acts of Queen Letizia, because something similar happened at the Easter Sunday mass. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa
More than once, she has tried to avoid the gesture, which is obviously not mandatory but is part of Catholic customs. However, she lowered her head slightly, assuming that reverence showed enough respect for the Christians.
At the funeral of the King emeritus aunt, Doña Alicia de Borbón, Parma, the queen did not want to cross herself at the arrival to the altar.
As you remember, before marrying Prince Felipe, the Spanish journalist considered herself an atheist. She had even been married to Alonso Guerrero, but only for civil.
Then things changed a little and he got married in the church. Now attend the Eucharist only when necessary. When Father Francisco was pontificate she received communion even with a mantilla.
Aunt Henar Ortiz has even said that her niece is a "Catholic of events".
It is no secret to anyone that the media are very aware of the steps of the Queen, her behavior and of course, every rudeness she does to her husband, the King of Spain.
In Holy Week of 2018, Queen Letizia also starred in a scene when she had an impasse with Queen Sofia at the Cathedral of Palma while leaving Mass on Resurrection Sunday. At that time, the Royal Family was the center of attention of thousands of people.
A few months ago, at the arrival to the Princess of Girona Awards, in the middle of an unexpected rain, the King waited for Letizia to cover her from the water, but Doña Letizia decided to take her own umbrella, leaving much to think before the eyes of everyone.
It seems that there is nothing Queen Letizia could do and not end up being criticized, just like Melania Trump. Both women meet on July 2018 during a visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the White House.
The Royal couple had visited the White House on six previous occasions, but this was their first trip during President Trump's administration.