"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Friday, 7 October 2011

the duchess of alba and her very own dirtwater fox are married

Some of your will remember my post about the pending marriage of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, The Duchess of Alba.  Click here to refresh your memory - but I really don't think you would forget.  The pictures should refresh you memory.  Well, glory be,  the Duchess has married her Dirt Water Fox.

Let the fairy tale continue:-

5 October 2011
Here comes the bride
Duchess of Alba, 85, marries for third time
What a happy day

From CBS news
"With her frizzy white hair, squeaky voice and wildly colorful clothes, the duchess is among Spain's most famous people. Only a few dozen family members and close friends were invited to the ceremony.
The twice-widowed duchess wore a salmon, shin-length dress by Spanish designers Victorio y Lucchino on Tuesday.
Her full name is Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva. She goes by simply Cayetana, and is a distant relative of Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill.
She and Diez, a social security administration employee, are old acquaintances through her second husband, who was a former Jesuit priest, and Diez's brother, an antiques dealer. They bumped into each other about three years ago outside a movie theater in Madrid and eventually started dating.
Her six children, all from her first marriage, reportedly balked when the idea of marriage emerged. In July of this year the duchess assigned them and her grandchildren juicy chunks of her vast estate, including mansions and palaces, in an effort to appease them and clear her way to the altar.
"I have been alone in this project, and got nothing but negative opinions until they realized what kind of man he is," the duchess told the Spanish news agency Efe this week in a rare interview.
Estimates of her wealth range from $800 million to $4.7 billion. Besides fabulous and historic real estate sprinkled around Spain, the family treasure boasts paintings by Goya and Velazquez, a first-edition copy of Cervantes Don Quixote, and letters written by Christopher Columbus."
Sedate: The twice-widowed aristocrat, famed for her frizzy hair, glamorous social life and colourful dress sense, is tied the knot in the chapel of her 15th century Palacio de las Duenas in Seville
Seated at the altar - Do you take this man? "Mmmm..."
Livewire: The part-loving Duchess delighted her guests when she took to the dance floor with celebrated Spanish Matador Curro Romero
What is a wedding without dancing? A little Flamenco

Knees up: The energetic duchess struts her stuff with her new husband
As they say in the classics "If you have got it, flaunt it"
(what on earth is that green velvet belt for?  later maybe?)

Before a celebrity wedding there are always a few skeletons in the closet that will be revealed.  This skeleton, however I would not be surprised if the bride opened her closet and let it out herself.  I certainly would have.

Scandal: A 30-year-old photograph of the duchess sunbathing topless was splashed on the cover of a Spanish magazine this week
This is the scandalous picture of a topless Duchess sunbathing 30 years ago which appeared in Spanish newspapers this week
(age 55 - not too shabby)
I can't wait for the honeymoon shots
(Do you think it is the same bikini top she is still wearing? The tan marks could be the same)

For those of you as fascinated as me, here is a link of a little live footage.  Apparently sales of Duchess wigs were big in Spain for the last couple of weeks.  Too funny seeing all the people dressed up in their frizzy white wigs and her tossing her bouquet to the onlookers.

May they live happily ever after.  Go Duchess.

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