The Duchess of Alba: Giving it All Up for Love

The 18th Duchess of Alba, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, one of the most famous nobles as well as richest women in the world, is about to marry a man 24 years younger than her.  His name: Señor Alfonso Díez.

It is not the age difference that has every one talking about their upcoming nuptials rather that the Duchess has decided to give up her personal fortune for love… all  €600 million to an estimated €3.5 billion  to her children.

To read an article about this interesting story and why she has decided to give it all up for love please click here.  

Source: The Guardian

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Carlos Alvarez

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Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends a Concert in Amsterdam

It’s been quite some time since I posted some news about Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, but now I finally can!  Anyway, the lovely Dutch queen attended a concert in Amsterdam on August 8, 2011 to watch the European Union Youth Orchestra perform various classical pieces.

To view photos please click here. 

Photo courtesy of: Koninklijkhuis.nl

Dutch Royal Family