Letizia's personality comes alive with kids. She kneels down to their level,interacts, gives a caress, plays with. She engages.
I don't know Letizia apart from the news we get about her institutional role but one of the things I really like about her is how she inteacts with small kids specially when the are sick. Kids don't lie and the way she relates to them and they respond tells me how much she cares about them and the issues she's pushing hard in her role.
I also only know her from work videos etc. but I do not have the sense that she is a 'children' person at all. Of course not that she does not like, but I always have the sense that Leti is interested in the adults from a journalist view ('tell me your interesting story') and yes she goes down to a child's level to talk but she is not engaging in a child-friendly way (I am not explaining well - perhaps because she was so strict about the behaviour of Leonor and Sofía etc. and I am very suspicious of pictures of kissing babies on the walkabouts).
Mariola, like Clara says there are multitude of occassions when Letizia has been playing with Irene, giving a hand to Victoria when she was younger/wearing Letizia's shirt when she was older, to be only focussed on kissing babies walkabouts. I wish Cristina and Elena were as warm with Leonor and Sofia as Letizia has been with their daughters, they never were. They've been awful in public, never a warm gesture, never a simple hand on their shoulder or a caress to demonstrate they care about their nieces. Always a coldness that's not normal.
To say that you are suspicious of Letizia not liking kids because she's so strict with her daughers is ridiculous. The "strict controlling mother" is a creation of a certain press that never liked Letizia. Reality is that both Leonor and Sofia have a loving relationship with their parents and Letizia and Felipe have tried their best to protect them from the awful Spanish yellow press.
Letizia truly comes alive with kids. If you don't believe it, there are plenty of videos available.https://www.vanitatis.elc...blanca-comparten_1586853/