Third Time's a Charm: Duchess of Alba Weds in Spain's Wedding of the Year
Move over Will and Kate, there's a new royal wedding in town. Spanish billionairess Cayetana Fitz James Stuart, the 85-year-old Duchess of Alba, wed Alfonso diez Carabantes, 61, at a small ceremony in one of her palaces in Seville, Spain, today. The eccentric Duchess made headlines when she gave her family their inheritance early to prove to them that her 20-plus-years-younger "commoner" fiancé was marrying her for love and not money.
Cayetana's big day with Alfonso is actually much smaller than her first wedding in 1947 to nobleman Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artazcoz, called "the most expensive wedding in the world" at the time. And it's not quite as scandalous as her second wedding to a much-younger ex-priest, who passed away in 2001. See more photos of Spain's royal wedding — complete with hot bullfighters, flamenco dancing, and a "fascinator" to rival Beatrice's — now!