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The Duchess of Alba - hats off to her - or ??????

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Bugsy2 Wed 05-Oct-11 16:09:03

Really should be doing some work, but this is so much more interesting: "http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/8808630/The-Duchess-of-Alba-85-one-of-Spains-richest-women-marries-a-man-24-years-younger.html?image=1"
In the great scheme of things, it is not really much a news story - but what a unique looking lady! What do you think?

Bugsy2 Wed 05-Oct-11 16:09:47

bother, let me try that link again: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/8808630/The-Duchess-of-Alba-85-one-of-Spains-richest-women-marries-a-man-24-years-younger.html?image=1

Saltire Wed 05-Oct-11 16:13:10

Interesting, Alba is the Scottish gaelic for Scotland, and she has "Stuart" in her surname!
Wonder if she's descended from the Scottish kings?

tabulahrasa Wed 05-Oct-11 16:19:23

It's that Alba

Though according to Wiki - she's a descendant of James the seventh

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 05-Oct-11 17:41:38

There's a James VII?

ColdSancerre Wed 05-Oct-11 17:46:03

I was reading about this earlier, she's given up her substantial fortune (divided it between her children) to marry him. Hope that they're happy together. She seems very eccentric and yes sadly the plastic surgery hasn't done her many favours, but looking at the wedding pics on your link she does seem to love life.

tabulahrasa Wed 05-Oct-11 17:55:11

Well that depends where you live Cogito, lol

Saltire Wed 05-Oct-11 20:00:24

Ah if she's descended from James the VII then that explains the Stuart surname

missymarmite Wed 05-Oct-11 23:05:47

She has a wierd mouth, when she talks it hardly moves or opens!

BionicEar Thu 06-Oct-11 00:30:11

When DD saw picture of the Duchess she asked if she was a Zombie! Tee hee!

Northernlurker Thu 06-Oct-11 00:37:16

Well good luck to them but wow! She's interesting in appearence isn't she?

reelingintheyears Thu 06-Oct-11 16:42:29

She is the strangest looking person i have ever seen.

ExitPursuedByaBear Thu 06-Oct-11 16:45:33

I read this the other day and had to tell DH all about her. I was fascinated by her lineage.

bruffin Thu 06-Oct-11 16:49:11

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B5w0Todmzjs/TdG9NxKZMgI/AAAAAAAABzU/7iQPio8FMx4/s1600/duchess_alba_1956.jpg&imgrefurl=http://robotsinmasquerade.blogspot.com/2011/05/duchess-of-alba-plastic-surgery-addict.html&usg=__pOrWGXPFg0u4t6pFLsE-oVssI6I=&h=590&w=491&sz=21&hl=en&start=2&zoom=1&tbnid=t60WM_om_NimYM:&tbnh=135&tbnw=112&ei=ls2NTv2OM8qz8QOO2rkr&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dduchess%2Bof%2Balba%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26rlz%3D1I7DLUK_en%26tbm%3Disch%26prmd%3Divnsu&itbs=1 picture of her in 1956, definietely too much plastic surgery]]

bruffin Thu 06-Oct-11 16:50:03

picture of her here in 1956 the plastic surgery has definitely spoiled her

bruffin Thu 06-Oct-11 16:51:21

and previous wedding pictures

Bugsy2 Thu 06-Oct-11 17:04:38

Oh my goodness bruffin, wasn't she beautiful. This is not a kind thing to say, but DD asked if she was the actress who'd been The Grinch!!!!

cyb Thu 06-Oct-11 17:05:20

I LOVE HER

Bucharest Thu 06-Oct-11 17:08:49

Dd thought she was a relative of Voldemort.

WhereYouLeftIt Thu 06-Oct-11 19:00:14

Bugsy2, I can see where your DD is coming from - I opened the page and immediately thought of that film, but I had her pegged as a Who from Whoville. blush

She looked absolutely stunning in the first photo on this page .

TheFidgetySheep Thu 06-Oct-11 19:08:41

Good gracious! Why would a surgeon agree to do that?

But pmsl at a 61 year old toyboy!

mycatsaysach Thu 06-Oct-11 19:10:37

eeeeeeeeeek put a warning on that link

why do people do this to themselves?

caramelwaffle Thu 06-Oct-11 19:20:41

Her jewellery is fabulous envy

caramelwaffle Thu 06-Oct-11 19:21:00

envy

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