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Female empowerment is flourishing in Spain. The newspaper El Mundo has been publishing a special issue every year since 2014 with a list of the five hundred most influential Spanish women. It is a kind of vade mecum of powerful women. Of course, there is room for Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano. A woman who rose from being a famous newsreader to become the Queen of Spain occupies one of the traditionally most important posts. Yet she stands firmly in the shadow of her husband King Felipe VI. Together they have indeed modernized the royal house somewhat compared to Juan Carlos and Sofia. Yet no real innovation has taken place. Perhaps that time will come when Crown Princess Leonor de Borbón y Ortiz will one day ascend the throne.

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