Spain’s Duchess Of Alba Funeral Photos: 88-Year-Old Eccentric Aristocrat Remembered By Family And Dignitaries

The Duchess of Alba, Spain’s richest women and largest private landowner, has died at the age of 88. She was known throughout her native Spain as Cayetana de Alba. However she was no ordinary woman, the Duchess whose full name is María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart, Silva, Falcó y Gurtubay she was the world's most titled person, being five times a duchess, 18 times a marchioness, 18 times a countess, 14 times a Spanish grandee and once a viscountess. The Duchess, who headed one of Spain's oldest noble families, died at her home, Duenas Palace in Seville, Spain. She is survived by her husband, Alfonso Diez, her five sons, Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, 14th Duke of Huéscar, Alfonso Martínez de Irujo, 15th Duke of Aliaga, Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 23rd Count of Siruela, Fernando Martínez de Irujo, 11th Marquis of San Vicente del Barco, Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, 13th Count of Salvatierra and her only daughter Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, 12th Duchess of Montoro. 

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Relatives of Spain's Duchess of Alba Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva sit surrounding her coffin in the town hall of the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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Maria Eugenia Martinez de Irujo (R), daughter of Spain's Duchess of Alba, is comforted by a woman as she stands next to the coffin of her mother in the town hall of the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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The coffin of Spain's Duchess of Alba is seen in the town hall of the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart Martinez de Irujo, Maria Eugenia Martinez de Irujo Fitz-James Stuart, Carlos Fitz-James Stuart Martinez de Irujo and Fernando Martinez de Irujo Fitz-James Stuart, children of Spain's Duchess of Alba Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, sit in the town hall in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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Family members surround and carry the coffin of Spain's Duchess of Alba Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva into the town hall in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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Alfonso Diez, the husband of Spain's Duchess of Alba Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, is seen in the town hall in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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Family members carry the coffin of Spain's Duchess of Alba Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva into the town hall in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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Family members of Spain's Duchess of Alba Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva arrive at the town hall in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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People climb up the stairs while making their way to pay their respects to Spain's Duchess of Alba Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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The hearse with the coffin of Spain's Duchess of Alba Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva drives in a courtyard before leaving Las Duenas palace in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 20, 2014. Reuters

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