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I think this might be a very interesting autobiography!
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From hola on the Duchess of Alba's travels

La duquesa de Alba retoma su vida social al lado de Alfonso Diez
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Here's a new gallery of pics taken at the Duenas Palace in Seville on June 25. The Duchess of Alba gave an interview and stated that she had fully recovered from her fall.



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The Duchess of Alba and her husband have spent some holidays in Saint Jean de Luz, France - here are some pics from July 19:



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The Duchess of Alba is currently on vacation on the Spanish island Ibiza.



** hola: La Duquesa de Alba, imparable, llega a Ibiza a la espera de reunirse con Alfonso Diez ** translation **
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More photos of the duchess of Alba in Ibiza
La Duquesa de Alba inicia sus vacaciones en Ibiza en Diario de Mallorca. Foto 1 de 6
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Here's another large gallery - good to see that there are always helping hands.


** pp: Cayetana, 87 ans : La duchesse d'Albe, en célibataire, savoure les joies d'Ibiza **
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:56 AM
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Helping hands must be well paid and the lady and specially the lady on the right , I forgot her name but she was at the wedding.
Knowing that the press is always there they should avoid showing the Duchess dressed like that ! Not very decent for such an old lady!
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Her Excellency The Duchess of Alba in Ibizia

A la espera de Alfonso Diez, la duquesa de Alba disfruta de Ibiza con sus nietos, Luis y Amina
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Duchess of Medinaceli died on 18 August at the age of 96.

Fallece la duquesa de Medinaceli, once veces Grande de España - Noticias de Noticias
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Woah, this is the end of an era, Mimi lived for what it seemed forever. RIP.
Now, with the new regulations on absolute primogeniture to inherit titles, who will be the next titular of the Medinacelli duchy? 'cuz 3 of her children are dead, so the next Duke should be Marco von Hohenlohe-Langerburg? he's the eldest son of her eldest child (Ana) or should it be her remaining son Ignacio (who's been managing the finances of the house and the foundation for a while now)? I don't remember if her eldest son Luis left sons behind or not.
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No, Luis didn't have any sons, just two daughters.
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No, Luis didn't have any sons, just two daughters.
so will the title go to his eldest daughter? or to Marco? or to Ignacio? I'm quite confused about this one, it's not as straight-forward as the Alba house.
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I don't know, you have to ask some Spaniard.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:18 AM
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I don't know, you have to ask some Spaniard.
Will do
I will also keep an eye on the BOE (Boletin Oficial del Estado) where titles are given by inheritance or royal decree.

(for the record, I'm Spanish but I don't live in Spain)
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Duchess of Medinaceli died on 18 August at the age of 96.

Fallece la duquesa de Medinaceli, once veces Grande de España - Noticias de Noticias
Doña Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli from Wikipedia

She held quite a lot of titles!

Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Doña Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli from Wikipedia

She held quite a lot of titles!

Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was probably so titled as the Duchess of Alba.
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She was the last "old school" aristocrat in Spain after the deaths of the Marchioness of Santa Cruz and the Duquesa of Montellano.

Cayetana doesn't count in that regard
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So what happens to the title now? Will Don Rafael Medina become the next Duke of Medinaceli?
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Doña Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Henestrosa, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli, Grandee of Spain


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