La Duquesa de Alba dies..

Posted by: robbieroy

La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/20/14 05:33 AM

Always a colourful character, La Duquesa de Alba, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva has died in Sevilla.
In Spanish: http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2014/11/19/actualidad/1416392625_262217.html
In English: http://elpais.com/elpais/2014/11/19/inenglish/1416405670_890509.html

RR
Posted by: pedmar

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/20/14 08:15 AM

Yes, good post robbieroy. She was a great supporter of the Spanish arts and Bétis CF of Sevilla! Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, XVIII duchess of Alba,dead at 88 yrs old. RIP
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/20/14 12:42 PM

Originally Posted By robbieroy
Always a colourful character, La Duquesa de Alba, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva has died in Sevilla.

Well-said, robbieroy. A Colorful character indeed, much because of her physical "transformations" during the last 30-years.

Her worth was estimated between 66 million Euros and 3 billion Euros - quite a divided estimation! 3-years ago her riches were all distributed equally among her 6-children and the two oldest sons were put in charge of her Madrid residence, the Liria Palace, near the Plaza de España on Calle Princesa.

Thrice-married, the last time just 5 years ago to a much younger man, did seem to enjoy life as much as an elder person of royalty could. The press followed her appearances and holidays very closely.

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: Puna

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/20/14 01:18 PM

La Duquesa de Alba efforts and sustained support for the arts were incalculable; her legacy and joie de vivre will live on. She was quite a character.
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/20/14 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By MadridMan
Originally Posted By robbieroy
Always a colourful character, La Duquesa de Alba, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva has died in Sevilla.

Well-said, robbieroy. A Colorful character indeed, much because of her physical "transformations" during the last 30-years.

Her worth was estimated between 66 million Euros and 3 billion Euros - quite a divided estimation! 3-years ago her riches were all distributed equally among her 6-children and the two oldest sons were put in charge of her Madrid residence, the Liria Palace, near the Plaza de España on Calle Princesa.

Thrice-married, the last time just 5 years ago to a much younger man, did seem to enjoy life as much as an elder person of royalty could. The press followed her appearances and holidays very closely.

Saludos, MadridMan


Colourful but as you hint at MM, controversial too. It has been very interesting watching the TV specials about her life and loves on TVE and Canal Sur.

Her funeral is tomorrow.

RR
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/20/14 03:27 PM

There was a report/article today which said 90% of the Duchess of Alba's assets are tax-free. rolleyes
Posted by: Puna

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/20/14 03:37 PM

MM. any idea of the % of her income that is tied up in the foundation that carries her name?
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/20/14 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By Puna
MM. any idea of the % of her income that is tied up in the foundation that carries her name?

Not yet Puna, no, but with all the media surrounding her life and assets, I'd bet we'll find out in the coming days.

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: robbieroy

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/21/14 07:17 AM

I know it sounds a bit gruesome but I'll probably watch some of the funeral on La 1 de TVE! It might be a long, drawn out affair though.
RR
Posted by: pedmar

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/21/14 02:19 PM

the foundation is the main money there as property values are down on the other farms they have. So the big grab is the foundation now held by the heir oldest son Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo.
Posted by: MadridMan

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/26/14 06:18 AM

There's a article in Yahoo News (in Spanish) about it her taxed & not-taxed assets. See the comments by readers at the bottom of the article as well.

Saludos, MadridMan
Posted by: pedmar

Re: La Duquesa de Alba dies.. - 11/26/14 01:36 PM

there are jealous ::) its the same in Europe , national heritage do not pay taxes, and has strict conditions on the sale and reparations of it.
we just hope they are allowed to be seen, it is call National Heritage Day.
http://www.esicomos.org/
Spain and
http://www.icomos.org/en/
world

Cheers