Wealthy duchess gives fortune away to marry.
Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva (phew!) or the Dutchess of Alba for short(!) at the age of 85 has decided to give it all up for love! Let’s be more specific… She’s giving her worth of somewhere between $850 million and $5 billion to her 6 children to prove their skepticism wrong. The Dutchess of Alba is set to marry her friend of a few years Alfonso Diez, a civil servant who is 24 years younger.
Having been widowed twice, The Dutchess points out that all of her kids have been married and divorced. All 6 of her children are from her first marriage to Pedro Luis Martinez de Irujo y Artazcoz, son of the Duke of Sotomayor.