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Old 08-29-2017, 07:14 AM
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This isn't exactly news, but I didn't know where else to put it.

I visited the Viceroy's Palace in Jerez, a lovely city in Spain yesterday as part of my holiday. The palace is owned by the family of the Count of the Andes and we had the opportunity to be shown around by the current count himself (he does all the English guided tours, whilst his sister does the Spanish tours). He was quite a likeable character, and seemed very down to earth. He was willing to answer any questions we had about his family and showed us all of his old family photos out of his own will - as the actual tour he gave focused more on the house itself obviously, but he could probably tell we were interested in royalty and aristocracy! The Counts of the Andes have always been very close to the SRF, and the current count showed us a few photos of him meeting King Felipe and Queen Letizia; and his father meeting King Juan Carlos. The 7th count was made head of the royal household when the SRF went into exile under Franco.

It was quite a surreal experience to be shown around such a grand house by the count himself, I would definitely recommend a visit if you ever find yourself in Jerez!
Wow! What an experience! Thanks for the post
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Old 08-29-2017, 04:30 PM
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It certainly was! No problem, I'm glad you appreciated it
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:39 PM
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3rd Anniversary Mass in Seville held for the late duchess of Alba and a memorial unveiled by her family.

https://elpais.com/elpais/2017/11/21...53_971452.html

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Old 11-26-2017, 03:38 AM
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Amina de Martínez de Irujo y Casanova granddaughter od Duchess of Alba and daughter of Cayetano at the Bal des Debutantes in Paris last night with her twin brother Luis

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb7wSD2l...by=brunoastuto

With their parents

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb-JF2zF...ugeniagaravani
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:15 AM
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Glamorous siblings. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:37 AM
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The Martinez de Irujo siblings are really a handsome young pair. Must be Genoveva's genes.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:02 PM
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Casilda de Medina y Conradi (b.16 May 1989) [younger daughter of late Luis de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, Marques de Cogolludo, Duque de Santiesteban del Puerto, Marques de Solera (1941-2011) {himself son of Victoria Eugenia Fernandez de Cordoba y Rey, 18th Duchess de Medina-Celi, Duquesa d'Alcala de los Gazules, etc (1917-2013) & her husband, Rafael de Medina y Villalonga (1905-1992)} & his wife Mercedes Conradi y Ramirez (b.1955)] married Ignacio de Loyola Crespí de Valldaura de Gonzalo in St. Stephen's Church in Sevilla on 25 November.

A bride has an older sister Victoria (b.4 October 1984) who is reportedly single.

Sources: https://www.hola.com/novias/20171125...a-medina-boda/
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:00 PM
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The Martinez de Irujo siblings are really a handsome young pair. Must be Genoveva's genes.

The twins must have just turned 16?
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:02 PM
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Yes, indeed they turned 16 last July.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:11 AM
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Yesterday December 21 became the funeral of Aline Griffith Countess of Romanones in Madrid who dies December 11


https://www.rexfeatures.com/livefeed...uneral,_madrid


Αmong those who attended is Jaime De Marichalar

https://www.rexfeatures.com/livefeed...e%20Marichalar


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Old 12-22-2017, 06:44 AM
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I didn't know the Dowager Countess of Romanones had passed away ,she died on December 11th in Madrid aged 94. RIP

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Aline, Countess of Romanones, socialite and self-proclaimed spy – obituary
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:55 AM
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That is really sad to hear, I have all her books that she wrote about her time as a spy, bought so many years ago and have even reread them later in life. I always thought she was such a courageous and beautiful lady. Yet she had a good life filled with love and adventure for her new country....a great lady in my opinion!
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:57 AM
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The Grandee of Spain lost their Glory.
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Old 12-22-2017, 07:20 AM
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A very fitting portrait of the late Dowager Countess.

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Old 12-22-2017, 07:43 AM
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Thank you for the picture of Countess Aline, that is indeed a gorgeous picture of her and one that I now have saved here. A most brave and dignified lady and adventurous women with a strong heart who worked to keep the enemy at bay during WW2. Now I will go pull all her books out of my library and reread them again...
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:40 PM
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The Dowager Countess was buried at the Cemetery of Our Lady of La Antigua following her funeral Mass.

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Old 12-28-2017, 03:46 PM
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Memorial Mass for the late dowager Countess of Romanones too place on December 22nd at the church of San Martín de los Navarros in Madrid.Many members of her family and from the Spanish Nobility attended the Mass.

https://www.hola.com/actualidad/2017...esa-romanones/

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Old 12-28-2017, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for the links!
It is surprising to see Duke of Alba wearing a puffer jacket. Don Jaime had the look of a dandy as usual though.
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:07 PM
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The Duchess of Franco died:
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Death of the Duchess of Franco,Grandee of Spain, Dowager Marquise of Villaverde aged 91

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