María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva ("Cayetana"), 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain, head of House of Alba. Guinness Book of Records reports she has most noble titles in the world. Known for her outrageous fashions, frizzy coif, and unabashed fondness for plastic surgery and bikinis. In 2011, she married her third husband, Alfonso Diez, a civil servant 25 years younger than her. Most expensive wedding in the world, at $20 million. She was 88. (November…

María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva ("Cayetana"), 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain, head of House of Alba. Guinness Book of Records reports she has most noble titles in the world. Known for her outrageous fashions, frizzy coif, and unabashed fondness for plastic surgery and bikinis. In 2011, she married her third husband, Alfonso Diez, a civil servant 25 years younger than her. Most expensive wedding in the world, at $20 million. She was 88. (November…

Cayetana, As a socialite, the duchess met famous VIPs from Spain and abroad. Jackie Kennedy visited her Seville palace, as did Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. In 1959 the duchess hosted one Dior show for charitable purposes in her Liria Palace in Madrid, together with designer Yves Saint Laurent. In her youth she posed for Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton and she appeared on the cover of Time and Harper's Bazaar.

Cayetana, As a socialite, the duchess met famous VIPs from Spain and abroad. Jackie Kennedy visited her Seville palace, as did Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. In 1959 the duchess hosted one Dior show for charitable purposes in her Liria Palace in Madrid, together with designer Yves Saint Laurent. In her youth she posed for Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton and she appeared on the cover of Time and Harper's Bazaar.

La Duquesa de Alba y Alfonso Diez comparten su devoción con la Hermandad de los Gitanos

La Duquesa de Alba y Alfonso Diez comparten su devoción con la Hermandad de los Gitanos

Described as the "Rebel Noble", she spurned convention to forge her own path in life, following her passion for flamenco and, as a patron of the arts, amassing a private collection of masterpieces said to rival any in Europe.

Described as the "Rebel Noble", she spurned convention to forge her own path in life, following her passion for flamenco and, as a patron of the arts, amassing a private collection of masterpieces said to rival any in Europe.

The Duchess is a descendant of King James II of England, through his illegitimate son James Fitz-James, Duke of Berwick whose mother was Arabella Churchill, the sister of the Duke of Marlborough.  She is therefore distantly related to Sir Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales, who were descendants of Arabella‘s daughter Henrietta Fitz-James.

The Duchess is a descendant of King James II of England, through his illegitimate son James Fitz-James, Duke of Berwick whose mother was Arabella Churchill, the sister of the Duke of Marlborough. She is therefore distantly related to Sir Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales, who were descendants of Arabella‘s daughter Henrietta Fitz-James.

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