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Old 03-17-2008, 05:52 PM
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This history is going to be long and the war for the inheritance and the Foundation terrible .

La Nueva España - Diario Independiente de Asturias - Última Página - La «duquesa roja» deja viuda

The " red duchess " leaves widow

Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo y Maura, 21. ª duchess of Medina Sidonia, died last 7th, at the age of 71, in the ducal palace, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, victim of a cancer of lung. Antifrancoist, separated, mother of three children to whom scarcely she was relating and carried away of the study of her archive, the " red duchess " married one day before her death her secretary and companion, Liliana Dahlmann.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:01 AM
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The duchess of Alba during the intervention of Curro Romero in the act of his investiture like member of the Royal Academy of Fine arts Santa Isabel de Hungría in Sevilla

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Old 05-17-2008, 03:46 PM
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Olivia de Borbon y Hardenberg

SEBASTIÁN PALOMO DANKO Y OLIVIA DE BORBÓN, PRIMERA APARICIÓN EN PÚBLICO COMO PAREJA
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:02 PM
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JAVIER MARTÍNEZ DE IRUJO Y HOHENLOHE AND INES DOMECQ MARRY IN JEREZ

JAVIER MARTÍNEZ DE IRUJO E INÉS DOMECQ CONTRAEN MATRIMONIO EN JEREZ
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:55 AM
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From 'The Independant':

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The duchess with everything (except the right to marry)

She's a fabulously wealthy Spanish royal with more titles than Queen Elizabeth. But the Duchess of Alba's hopes of marrying her toyboy have been vetoed – by her children. Elizabeth Nash reports
Monday, 29 September 2008

The Duchess of Alba, the grandest grandee in Spain, is said to be able to cross the country from north to south without leaving her estates, and possess as many titles as the Queen of England and of higher rank.

But despite wealth and her bluest of blue blood, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, 82, is being denied her heart's desire after her children scotched her plans to marry an antique dealer 24 years her junior. Furious at their opposition, the feisty duchess plans to petition Spain's Queen Sofia to intercede in her favour.
The House of Alba fears for the safety of a sumptuous patrimony should the twice-widowed duchess marry a third time. The duchess is mistress of a fabulous collection of estates, palaces and artworks, including portraits by Goya of an illustrious antecedent said to have been the artist's lover.

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Old 09-30-2008, 08:34 AM
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Bunte (print - can't provide a link) of this week claims that King Juan Carlos did not give permission for the marriage to go ahead as he still has the right to approve or disapprove of marriages for members of the spanish nobility. This brings him into hot waters as divorce might be a topic on the agenda of his own daughter Elena.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:00 AM
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I am fairily new in all things that have to do with the Spanish Royals, but WOW!

The King has the power to disapprove or approve this union? Is the Duchess in line for the throne?
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Old 10-04-2008, 07:38 AM
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This history has very entertained to the press of the gossip in Spain.

I do not believe that the King interferes in the weddings of the Spanish nobles, but in this case, it can be that the children of the Duchess driven to despair with the attitude of their mother have tried that helps them. Now they say that the Duchess has decided to ask the Queen for audience. But they are things of the press, which nobody knows if they are true or not.

Alba's House is the most important nobility family of Spain, which has a major number of nobility titles and a great patrimony. Cayetana always has been a woman advanced to her time and rebel. It is not necessary to forget that her second marriage was also polemic because her husband had been a jesuit priest.

The Duchess has 82 years, her boyfriend Alfonso 56. The Duchess has a delicate health, has many difficulties to walk and in many occasions uses wheelchair . Some information says that her mental health is not perfect either.

It is normal that the children do not agree with the attitude of their mother, because she is their mother and for what represents Alba's House, or that they have doubts on the intentions of this boyfriend.

The Duchess of Alba with her boyfriend in Sevilla

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Sometimes people have to be saved from themselves....
Has anyone heard that Jaime Marichilar has contracted a lawyer to ensure that he continues to be considered the son-in-law of the sovereign in case of divorce? I read this in what is quite often an unreliable magazine.
I don´t know much about this but I thought that the divorce wouldn´t affect the social relationship of the divorce/ee. I remember reading a question about law when a woman complained that the second wife of her husband had time off from work to attend the husband´s mother´s funeral. She thought the ex-wife didn´t have the right to claim her as her mother-in-law and the answer was that although she was divorced from the husband the in-laws remain exactly that....in-laws. If this is true Jaime Machilar wouldn´t have to bother getting a lawyer about it.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:14 AM
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People: The duchess and the toyboy | News | The First Post

Spanish duchess forbidden from marrying toy boy by children - Telegraph

Not sure that Queen Sofia is the right person to address a petition to in case of the Duchess of Alba.
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Not a good person to address the petition to at all. I have a feeling the Duchess of Alba will be a little disappointed by the response or no response she will get from the
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An antique dealer? All those priceless antiques filling the Palaces belonging to the House of Alba? Perhaps the Alba offspring haven´t made the right decisions in the past but to prevent this happening shows that at least in this case they are showing very good sense.
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The Duchess of Alva went to see HM the Queen at 10.30 AM. The goal was to get support for her marriage plans ... Hola article here.
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I agree with Lula. The King had never told the Duchess to stop marrying again, he was only there making peace between the Duchess and her children. The children are afraid of their mother being taken advantage of since she can't even think straight now.
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:54 PM
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The duchess of Alba changed her will: LA DUQUESA DE ALBA: 'MIS DECISIONES TESTAMENTARIAS HAN SIDO TOMADAS SÓLO PENSANDO EN EL BENEFICIO DE MI FAMILIA Y DE LA CASA DE ALBA'

And she is spending some time with her grandchildren: LA DUQUESA DE ALBA ASISTE ILUSIONADA A LA FUNCIÓN NAVIDEÑA DE SUS NIETOS PEQUEÑOS
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JAVIER MARTÍNEZ DE IRUJO Y HOHENLOHE AND INES DOMECQ MARRY IN JEREZ

JAVIER MARTÍNEZ DE IRUJO E INÉS DOMECQ CONTRAEN MATRIMONIO EN JEREZ
Is the Domecq family of old nobility? I just know that they are rich and known as sherry producers and for their horses and bulls..
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LA DUQUESA DE ALBA TRAS EL ÉXITO DE SU OPERACIÓN: 'ME HORRORIZABA QUEDARME EN UNA SILLA DE RUEDAS'.
LA DUQUESA DE ALBA TRAS EL ÉXITO DE SU OPERACIÓN: 'ME HORRORIZABA QUEDARME EN UNA SILLA DE RUEDAS'
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Interview with Liliane Dahlmann, widow of the duchess of Medina Sidonia

She declares: doña Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, duchess de Medina Sidonia was a lonely person who contributed a lot to society....

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Spanish nobles rebel over inheritance law | World news | The Guardian
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They once helped create an empire that spanned the globe, but now members of the Spanish aristocracy are engaging in a more prosaic struggle over whether their titles should be inherited by women.

A group of grandees and other nobles have rebelled against a recent change in Spain's law which prevents a son from claiming the family title if he has an elder sister. They are demanding that the country's constitutional court strike the law down, as it may allow some women to claim titles retroactively from brothers or uncles who currently hold them.
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The Duchess of Alba in the spanish magazine "Vanity Fair de Espana":

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