Queen’s grandmother LeticiaAnd Mincho AlvarezHe died on Tuesday 27 July, at the age of 93, and his funeral took place this Wednesday morning at El Carmen Cemetery, in Ribadesella, Asturias.
At a simple, brief and flower-free ceremony, at the express request of the journalist and radio presenter, only family and close friends attended. There were ecstatic children, here NS IssaLeticia’s father accompanied by his wife, Anna Togores, as well as the journalist’s sister, MarisolBut neither the Queen of Spain nor the King – who is on an official trip to Peru – were present at this emotional farewell to Mencho Alvarez.
The journalist’s family and friends began arriving at the El Carmen parish cemetery around 11:00 (10:00 in Lisbon). Remember that it was also in this place that Minchu’s husband was buried, Jose Luis Ortizwho died in 2005 and her daughter Christina Ortiz, who died in 2001.
Menchu lvarez del Valle was born in Santander on January 16, 1928, having lived in Oviedo since his youth. Despite being seen with the royal family on a few occasions, she was present at her great-granddaughter’s first appearance leonor, when she gave her first speech at the Teatro Campoamor, in Oviedo, at the handing out of the Princess of Asturias Awards, in 2019.
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