Palacio Real de Madrid
Today Letizia and I made a commitment that transcends the merely personal. Ever since childhood I have been conscious of my responsibilities, and loyalty to the King and my sense of duty have guided my life. So I take pride that from this day on, and with conviction and responsibility, Letizia joins me in this project. And I want everybody to know how grateful I am to Letizia for her determination and her wholehearted commitment to all that this project entails.
On the road we must travel, we have before us the invaluable example of their Majesties the King and Queen...
Today we have sealed our love before God and society; you are all witnesses to that, and to how authentic it is. That is why we are especially happy to share with you, with Madrilenos and with all Spaniards, such a crucial moment in our lives.
In this chapter of thanks and memories we wish to have a special mention for our families. We are partly the result of their efforts and throughout these months they have given us their support and understanding, which have been vital props and will continue to be so. Besides, we would never have reached this point without their help, and that of other people, among whom I especially want to single out my sisters, the Infantas, and their husbands. Above all, it would have been impossible without their Majesties. As a son I have had much to thank them for throughout my life. Today, on my wedding day, I want to publicly acknowledge and express my deepest appreciation for their unceasing affection and support. It is not possible to understand my happiness without theirs.
M for Madrid, May and Memories; The departed will always be with us, those who criminally and brutally were not allowed to continue living their dreams and hardships, and also those who lost loves ones and who cannot enjoy with them, freely and civically, this Spring in Madrid that embraces us and lifts our spirits.
In the presence of those we remember, allow me to offer a toast to Letizia, their Majesties the King and Queen, and Spain."