Pregnant Spanish princess has scare

Oct. 18, 2005 at 10:40 AM
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MADRID, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Early contractions sent Spain's Crown Princess Letizia rushing to a Madrid hospital early Tuesday, but she was released about three hours later.

Doctors at the Ruber Clinic brought "the condition under control," a royal spokesman told

Letizia, 33, is eight months pregnant. After getting the all-clear from the hospital, her husband Crown Prince Felipe took her back to Zarzuela Palace.

If the royal baby is a girl, she stands to become the first Spanish princess to have the same rights of accession as a male heir, said.

Spain's ruling Socialist party is reportedly preparing a constitutional amendment changing the system that favors males.

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