Duchess Of Alba
October 5, 2011 by staff
Duchess Of Alba, Spain’s fabulously wealthy Duchess of 85 years, Alba married a civil servant 25 years younger than her on Wednesday after overcoming the opposition of her sons and celebrated flamenco dance.
The twice-widowed aristocrat took off her shoes and danced on the red carpet at the entrance to the 15th century Palacio de las Due?as de Sevilla after they were married in the chapel of the farm as dozens of supporters cheered.
“Long live the Duchess,” the crowd shouted that her new husband, Alfonso D?ez, wearing a gray suit and blue tie, smiled and watched.
Minutes earlier, the Duchess, who wore a lace dress light pink with a green belt of Andalusian designers Victorio & Lucchino $, struggled to throw her bouquet into the crowd.
The industry did not reach the people of good will in their first two attempts and had to be recovered by a security guard, but in her third toss of the flowers came a young woman.
“This is a very nice marriage, with love and tenderness,” said 40-year-old Enrique Jimenez, who was wearing a shirt with a picture of the aristocratic before screaming: “I love you so duchess.”
Only the nobles of six children and their families, and a handful of friends were invited to the ceremony and the wedding meal, which included gazpacho soup and rice with spicy lobster.
It was a dramatic change from the first marriage of Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, in October 1947, when the bride of 21 years of age, there were 1,000 people and was allegedly jewelry worth $ 1.5 million at the time .
Spanish media devoured every detail of the wedding and several TV stations live outside the palace during the ceremony.
But is the story of love and marriage by the suspicions of the children of the Duchess of their loved can be a gold digger who has really fascinated the Spanish.
The Duchess, the head of the house of Alba, known for her curly hair and colorful dress, said he had to work hard to overcome the objections of her children to their plans to marry Ten.
Several months ago divided the bulk of her property between her five sons and one daughter – palaces, mansions and treasures, including masterpieces by artists from Goya to Velazquez, Murillo, Rembrandt and Rubens.
But she has maintained control until her death, on assets, reportedly worth between 600 million and 3.5 million euros (+ 850 million and $ 5.0 million).
As a strict Catholic, the duchess said in an interview on the eve of the wedding she had no choice but to marry.
“I am against divorce, against abortion, against all these atrocities,” he said in an interview with the Spanish agency EFE.
“I’m Catholic and I practice. So I marry a third time,” said the duchess.
“Unfortunately, my two previous husbands died.”
The duchess, who has more titles than any noble on earth according to Guinness World Records, said there had been opposition to the marriage of their children and friends “until he realized the size of the man he was, he is” .
Two of her children did not attend the wedding, a possible sign of repairs continued throughout the relationship.
Her only daughter, Eugenia was in a Madrid hospital with chickenpox, while one of her sons who reportedly unhappy with his share of the estate, James, was on a business trip in Paris, according to press reports.
Outside the palace, many supporters who had waited for hours under a scorching sun to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds showed their support.
“Before it was only men who have married younger women, it’s time for older women to marry younger men,” said 65-year old Alcazar Encarna, who, like the twice-widowed duchess is .
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