Queen Letizia of Spain's Grandmother Dies at the Age of 93


Queen Letizia of Spain's Grandmother Dies at the Age of 93

Queen Letizia's paternal grandmother Menchu Álvarez del Valle has died at the age of 93, according to reports.

The Spanish queen consort was said to be very close to her grandmother, who was a renowned radio journalist.

The sad news for the Spanish royal family was revealed by Semana magazine on Tuesday.

María del Carmen "Menchu" Álvarez del Valle was born in Santander in 1928, but lived in Oviedo from a young age.

The award-winning journalist worked for several radio stations, including Radio Asturias, Radio Oviedo (later REM), La Voz de Principado, and Radio Nacional de Espana. She retired from her career in 1990 at the age of 62.

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