The 18th Duchess of Alba, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, married Alfonso Diez Carabantes, on October 5, 2011. The Duchess of Albe, a grandee of Spain, and of the country’s most famous personalities, is recognized as being the most titled person in the world. She holds dukedoms, marquesates and countships by the dozens and posses several impressive palaces and works of art by such master artists as Velazquez and Goya. The Duchess of Alba is a direct descendant of King James II of England and is enormously wealthy, some estimates have her wealth pegged at nearly 5 billion dollars. The twice widowed duchess has garnered attention and some controversy in her decision to marry for the third time as her husband, Alfonso Diez Carabantes, is some twenty-five years her junior and a former civil servant. The Duchess of Alba’s six children were reportedly uneasy about the impending nuptials. To assuage concerns, the Duchess of Alba assigned large portions of her wealth to her children and grandchildren earlier this year. The wedding took place in the chapel at one of the Duchess’s homes, the Palacio de las Duenas in Seville. Four of the duchess’s six children attended. The happy duchess delighted onlookers by dancing a flamenco to celebrate her marriage.