It’s been a celebration-filled few weeks for Spain’s Alba dynasty. Just over a week ago, they were gathered at the Liria Palace in Madrid to celebrate the wedding of the Count of Orsono, the second son of the Duke of Alba, to his bride Belén Corsini, in what was dubbed the first great society wedding of the summer. Spain’s looser Covid restrictions meant 300 guests could gather – as opposed to the UK’s 30.
Now, the family has gathered again, this time for the christening of the Duke of Alba’s latest grandchild, Rosario Fitz-James Stuart. The first child of the Duke of Huéscar and his glamorous wife Sofia was christened in Seville, wearing a traditional lace christening gown and bonnet, with her mother matching in a cream dress and face mask. Her parents, grandparents and aunt and uncle were all in attendance at the ceremony.
Rosario will one day become the Duchess of Alba, one of the most storied titles in the world after her great-grandmother, the late Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, made it one of the most glamorous names in the world. Synonymous with riches and elegance, the late Duchess was one of the wealthiest women in the world, and a friend of Princess Grace of Monaco, the Duchess of Windsor and Audrey Hepburn. She also held an incredible 40 other titles, making her the most titled woman in the world. Little Rosario has big shoes to fill.
Her parents’ wedding was one of the smartest society weddings of recent years, with 750 guests gathered at the family’s Liria Palace in 2018. Sofia wore an elegant, short-sleeved dress designed by her aunt, Teresa Palazuelo, while her brother Jaime walked her down the aisle.
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