Letizia, the Princess of Asturias, an
autonomous community of the Kingdom of Spain, on Wednesday said she
supports gay marriage, Chilean daily La Tercera reported.
During their first official trip to
Chile, Letizia and her husband, Prince Felipe de Borbon, visited
Santiago's Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) to inaugurate an exhibit
of works by Spanish photographer Chema Madoz.
The couple were accompanied by Cecilia
Morel, the First Lady of Chile, who introduced the pair to Chilean
writer Paul Simonetti, who also heads the gay rights group Equal
Simonetti asked the princess, the heir
apparent to the Spanish throne, her thoughts on marriage equality.
She answered that she was “very happy
with a Spain that respects human rights and that considers all its
Letizia's comments come less than a
week after Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy and his conservative
Popular Party (PP) won control of Parliament in a landslide, pushing
aside the Socialist government of outgoing Prime Minister Jose Luis
Rodriguez Zapatero and threatening the gay marriage law approved in
2004 by Socialists.