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Old 04-04-2006, 06:49 PM
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She does have great taste in men (at least in regards to looks). She is also not bad looking..not drop dead pretty..but she has classical features. Good bone structure.
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She's dating a man called Gonzalo Miro, she's 12 years older than him
The girl got taste, I gotta credit her for that
So does this mean that she and Francisco are divorced? or just separated?

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So does this mean that she and Francisco are divorced? or just separated?

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They have been legally divorced since the 21th of December of 2005

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She does have great taste in men (at least in regards to looks). She is also not bad looking..not drop dead pretty..but she has classical features. Good bone structure.
Eugenia is Miss Universe compared to Blanca, she doesn't have the Fitz-Stuart (the family name of the Duchess of Alba) genes
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:19 PM
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Crisnaki...you are very knowledable about this family :)

Okay..last two questions..I think. Any pics of Blanca? and the name Fitz Stuart..is very English....descended from the Royal House of Stuart?
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:28 PM
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Crisnaki...you are very knowledable about this family :)

Okay..last two questions..I think. Any pics of Blanca? and the name Fitz Stuart..is very English....descended from the Royal House of Stuart?
Thanks Zonk, I just read Hola and Diez Minutos a lot
For Blanca:Pics of her with Fran

And for the Fitz-Stuart surname check this out
http://www.jacobite.ca/essays/fitzjames.htm

The Current Duchess of Alba is Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva

I hope I've been of help
And BTW, you'll see "con G de E", that means con Grado de Excelencia, they should be called Excellent Sir/Madam

And a curious tidbit: the Duchess of Alba and QEII are childhood friends, weird isn't it? :)
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Old 04-05-2006, 03:06 AM
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Another pic of Blanca with Francisco

(www.hola.com)

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Old 04-05-2006, 04:30 AM
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She's dating a man called Gonzalo Miro, she's 12 years older than him
The girl got taste, I gotta credit her for that
Yes, Gonzalo Miro is a very handsome boy. He is very young and seems that still he is a bit lost in the life.
His history is very hard, since he remained an orphan of mother being a teenager and he never had recognized father. His mother was an important director of cinema, Pilar Miro. Pilar Miro was the manager of the television retransfer of the weddings of the Infanta Elena and the Infanta Cristina. I am thinking about remembering thatshe died soon after the wedding of the Infanta Cristina, and the Dukes of Palm were present at her funeral. Gonzalo had family small and since then he has lived protected and surrounded for the friends of his mother. His tutor was Felipe Gonzalez, ex-president of the Spanish Government. The Kings also have worried for him, since Pilar Miro had been a companion of studies and was a friend of the King.
In spite of having supports of very important people the boy seems a bit lost, dedicated to doing studies related to the cinema and to working as model or image of parties.
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:36 AM
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1. Left: Eugenia in her wedding day in 1998
Right: her mother Cayetana on her first wedding in 1947
2. From L-R: Cayetana, Duchess of Alba; Cayetano Martinez de Irujo, Count of Salvatierra; Eugenia Martinez de Irujo, Duchess of Montoro; Francisco Rivera Ordoñez, now Duke of Montoro and Carmen Ordoñez, the groom's mother
Don't you think that in the first picture, from this angle, Eugenia looks a lot like Letizia? Especially if you look at her nose and cheek.
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:24 AM
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Don't you think that in the first picture, from this angle, Eugenia looks a lot like Letizia? Especially if you look at her nose and cheek.
Yes, indeed. The chin and the lips are very similar in that photo. :)
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:24 PM
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A pic of Carla Goyanes and Eugenia (right) and one of Fran at a press conference:


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Old 04-21-2006, 05:44 PM
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After all the chit-chat, let's go back to the wedding...

Mtbcm was so kind as to scan a whole album from Hola. Enjoy!


---*---*---*---

He was born in a dinasty of prestigious bullfigthers; she was the descendent of the Alba lineage. Both lost their fathers, in their childhood; Francisco was 10 years old, when a bull killed his father in the arena of Pozoblanco; Eugenia lost her father at three. Both were Madrilenian, but their families feel themselves Andalusian.


With this wedding the coincidences of their lives were finally put together...
even if what God unites not always man does not separate...
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:42 PM
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The groom, accompanied by his mother, got dressed in the most bullfighting hotel of Seville, the Colón. Francisco has wanted to leave from here, where one day he prepared himself for his first triumph in the maestranza.



The groom, accompanied by his mother, Carmen Ordoñez, out of the hotel and way to the cathedral:


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Old 04-22-2006, 12:54 PM
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At 11 AM, a carriage with mules (traditionally, only the royal famíly could use horses in occasions as such) left the Palace of las Dueñas (one of the Renaissance jewels of Seville, which belongs to the House of Alba since the 17th century).

It was time to see the most well-kept secret: the bride's dress (describeb as of medieval inspiration), which was designed by Emmanuel Ungaro and whose simplicity (despite the train being finely embroidered with silk thread and perls) emphasized the splendeur of the tiara, inherited from Eugenia de Montijo. The veil belonged to the House of Alba and the shoes were especially made by Pilar Burgos. Finally, the bride was combed by Marga Catalán, who imagined a detachable long braid that fell on her back, practically until the waist.


The bride, escorted by her brother Caytano and a train of young bridesmaids, leaves the Palace de las Dueñas, way to the cathedral of Seville:



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Old 04-22-2006, 01:05 PM
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Eugenia entered in the cathedral escorted by her brother Cayetano, who took a uniform of maestrante (just the same one he would later use on his own wedding to Genoveva Casanova).


Arriving at the cathedral of Sevilla:




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Old 04-22-2006, 01:16 PM
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The ceremony was conducted by Don José Carrillo Moreno, family friend of the Ordoñez clan.

Alvaro García Pelayo (a journalist, who is a friend of the groom) read the first biblical passage (taken from the Genesis), Marina Segovia (friend of the bride) read a few verses from St. Paul's Letter to the Corinthians and the last reading was made by Belén Ruiz Ordoñez (groom's cousin)

Among the witnesses on behalf of the bride were the Duchess of Alba, the Dukes of Huéscar, the Count of Siruela, the Marquess of San Vicente del Barco, the Duchess of Osuna, the Duke of Sotomayor, the Marquess of Cubas, the Marquise of Valle de la Paloma and the Marquess of Caltojar.


During the ceremony:



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The audience testimonies the wedding vows:




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Old 04-22-2006, 01:28 PM
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Already converted into husband and wife, the couple is congratulated by HRH Infanta Elena and the closest relatives. Hearing the "Aleluya" of Haendel, Eugenia and Francisco left then the cathedral, preceded by a courtship of children (Carlos and Fernando Fitz-James Stuart - children of the Dukes of Huéscar - Inês Alvarez, from Asturias, Tomás Terry, Mati and Ines Solis and José Luís Coelho, from Portugal).

Way out of the cathedral:



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After the church ceremony, the bride and groom went to the Virgen de la Esperanza to whom Francisco has a special devotion, and then they pass by the streets of Seville, until the Church of Santa Catalina, where Eugenia offers her branch to the Virgen de las Angustias. From there, the couple went to the Palace de las Dueñas, where the family photo took place.





The family photo (from left to right):
Cayetano Rivera Ordoñez, Franscisco José Rivera Pantoja, the Dukes of Alba, Cayetano Martinez de Irujo, the bride and groom (Dukes of Montoro), Carmen Ordoñez, Ernesto Neyra, Alfonso Martinez de Irujo, the Dukes of Huéscar and Fernando Martinez de Irujo.


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Antonio Ordoñez, grandfather of Francisco, could not attend the wedding, due to his illness, so Francisco and Eugenia, after the familiar photo taken at the palace of Las Dueñas, visited him in his house of Seville, where he watched the ceremony on TV. That is why the couple arrived late at "La Pizana", an estate with more than three centuries of existence, situated twenty kilometers far from Sevilla (between Gerena and Olivares) and which was given to the bride by her mother, the Duchess of Alba. It was here that, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, the banquet was finally served to the 1300 guests, by the restaurant Juliá (the same one in charge of the wedding reception of the Dukes of Lugo).

The menu:


1st plate - bogavante and lobster with canons and salad;
2nd plate - suprème of pularda with vegetables and rice;
dessert - the great passion of the groom for chocolate made him choose a black and white chocolate cake with chocolate sauce.

Wines - Marqués de Eliche (white), Duque de Huéscar Reserve 94 (red), Gran Cordoniú (sparkling wine).



The couple dancing flamenco, during the reception held at La Pizana:


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In Sevilla, wear mantilla...

This isn't a popular saying, but it could be... The traditional Spanish mantilla was requested in the wedding invitation. White mantilla was the deal... but, as always, there were tastes for all colors and there were even ladies, who didn't dare to use it. That was the case of Princess Sophie zu Windisch-Graetz (née Archduchess of Habsburg) and Princess Beatriz de Orléans, who preferred a huge hat designed by Dior.

Among the royal guests were Infanta Elena and Don Jaime de Marichalar, Princes Kubrat, Carla and Kalina of Bulgaria, Queen Margarita of Bulgaria and Princess Tessa von Bayern.


Mantillas for all the colours and tastes:

1-4. the Duchess of Alba (mother of the bride) and husband, Jesús Aguirre;
5-6. the Dukes of Lugo;
7. Carmen Ordoñez (mother of the groom) with Cayetano Martinez de Irujo (brother of the bride);



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