Originally Posted by Tatiana Maria
Spain seems to me to have a pragmatic and satisfactory system in allowing the distribution of subsidiary titles. When reading about the British nobility, which has similarities to the Spanish one, it seems wasteful for a British peer to hold a dozen titles when at most only three of them will be used (by the peer, his son, and his grandson).
I'd be more impressed if the Brits followed the Spanish and ditched male only inheritance of their titles.
Their father inherited his title from his mother, the 18th Duchess.
The family is a perfect example of both: inheritable by women, and multiple titles divided out between children. Of the 20 holders of the title, three have been women.
Their father was the third of four children of the 18th duchess. Victoria had dozens of titles including 9 duchies and 18 marques titles. She passed titles to all of her children. Their Uncle Ignacio is the second husband of Maria da Gloria, daughter of Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza and ex wife of CP Alexander of Yugoslavia.