The Princess’ cousin, David Rocasolano, revealed in his book “Adios, Princesa” (Goodbye Princess) that future kings of Spain asked him to destroy the evidence of an abortion that Letizia had in 2002. Indeed, Rocasolano says that the file was burned in the sink of his home to prevent King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, and also the public, to know this episode in the life of Princess of Bourbon.
The publisher FOCA, which released the book, says that the evidence can be confronted and one of them is a $ 240 bill that the princess paid for the abortion in the Dator clinic, which is printed in the book. Akal Ramon, owner of the publishing house, says that the publication of the document does not breach the Data Protection Act: “We do not unveil a medical history; we publish information that confirms a fact of deep political significance in a country where there is a discussion about a reform on abortion. Now, each instance will say what they have to say.”
David Rocasolano was one of the closest relatives of the princess. He was the one who handled the divorce with her first husband, Alonso Guerrero. Moreover, he was who was asked about the marriage contract that she had to sign before reaching the altar. However, he was persuaded to write a book that tells a detailed story about an alleged pregnancy of the former journalist and the voluntary interruption of the pregnancy in 2002, a year before she met Felipe of Asturias, heir to the Crown Royal of Spain.
“Adiós, Princesa”, relates the modest origin of the family Ortiz-Rocasolano, Letizia’s journalistic vocation, her constant changes of personality, the obsession with leaks to the press, besides the poor relationship with her sisters Telma and Erika, who committed suicide in February 2007, and Ana Togores, the second wife of his father, Jesus Ortiz.
The royal house has not make any comments about it yet, while several media refused to publish the book by considering the background of David Rocasolano, who was involved in a corruption case named Ciempozuelos where he was accused of removing 385,000 euros from two socialist Mayors’ bank accounts who entered large amounts of money in tax havens from the real estate business. In addition, many have interpreted the story, as an attempt to achieve notoriety, revenge or settling old scores with the cousin.