Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart Family

by Jessica Sara

Stuart’s full name is María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart, Silva, Falcó y Gurtubay.

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba was born on 28 March 1926 in the Liria Palace in Grande of Spain. She is the current head of the house of Alba and has become the third woman in the family to carry the title.

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Her godmother was Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. She is the heir to 17th Duke of Alba and wife Maria del Rosario de Silva y Gurtubay. Maria Del Rosario is the ninth Marchioness of San Vicente del Barco.  Fitz has more than 40 titles attached to her name; she holds the title of Duchess of Alba. She also holds a record of the maximum number of titles recognized by any government in the world.

Cayetana married thrice. After the death of her first husband Luis Martinez de Irujo in 1972, she entered into a number of relationships with flamenco dancers and eligible male matadors. After a few years, she married Jesus Aguirre, who was quite younger to her. He was a priest by profession. She is now married to a 61-year-old civil servant named Alfonso Diez, who is 24 years younger to her. The first marriage was one of the most costly marriages in the world, spending over 20 million pesetas.

She gained much of media attention for her bohemian fashion sense and confident uncaring attitude. She once announced herself to be a style icon. James Stuart has undergone a number of surgeries to improve her appearance like surgery for fuller lips and distinctive frizzy hair.

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart Family Profile:

Let us look at the family profile of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart.

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart Parents:

She is the daughter of the 17th Duke of Alba and 9th Marchioness of San Vincente del Barco named Maria del Rosario Silva. She was the only child of the couple making her the heir for the throne.

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart Siblings:

She was the only child of the parents there are no real siblings of Cayetana Fitz.

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart Spouse(s) – Don Luis Martinez (Ex), Jesus Aguirre (Ex), Alfonso Diez Carabantes

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On 12 October 1947, she married Don Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz , who was the heir of Duke of Sotomayor. The couple has six children from the marriage. He died in the year 1972. She again remarried on 16 March 1978 to Jesús Aguirre y Ortiz de Zárate. The wedding caused many scandals and shock as Aguirre was illegitimate. In 2001 before his death, he administered the Alba estates with his stepson Carlos. Her third alliance was with Alfonso Díez Carabantes on 5 October 2011 at the Palacio de las Dueñas in Seville.

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart Children:

She has six children from her first marriage to Luis Martinez de Irujo.

  • Carlos Fitz-James Stuart
  • Alfonso Martínez de Irujo
  • Cayetano Martínez de Irujo
  • Eugenia Martínez de Irujo
  • Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart
  • Fernando Martínez de Irujo

Stuart James Family Net Worth:

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According to the Forbes magazine, her net worth was $4.9 billion, which she distributed amongst her children in order to tie a nuptial knot with Alfonso Díez Carabantes.