Duchess Gives Up Fortune to Marry Commoner
Duchess of Alba hands children their inheritance early
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 8, 2011 11:20 AM CDT
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Alba watch a flamenco performance at the Flamenco Museum on April 1, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A Spanish duchess who has more titles than any other noble on the planet is trading her fortune for marriage to a civil servant. María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, 85, faced protests from her children and, reportedly, the king over her choice to marry social security worker Alfonso Díez. To quell their concerns, the duchess is giving her children their vast inheritance in advance—this on top of an agreement Díez had already made to make no claims on the duchess’s estate, the Guardian reports.

“Alfonso doesn't want anything. All he wants is me,” she says of the 61-year-old. The couple will sail off into the sunset minus a fortune worth somewhere between $850 million and $5 billion.

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Aug 9, 2011 4:55 AM CDT
Monkeyman, being white has nothing to do with this. She’s just one ugly looking babe. If these are pictures of her all made up with the makeup and fancy hair styles, can you imagine what she must look like first thing in the morning? That boyfriend of hers will have one rude awakening. I’m not even going to talk about that warped cat she’s got hidden between her legs.
Aug 8, 2011 10:46 PM CDT
That's one scary looking white woman.
Aug 8, 2011 10:29 PM CDT
I didn't get through her name yet to read the article.I'll take some Spanish lessons and finish this later.