A black veil hung over the people of Spain today after it was announced that their beloved Duchess of Alba had been tragically taken from them and had danced a light Fandango all the way up to heaven.
Yes, the sad news came earlier today when her family announced that their Duchess passed peacefully in her sleep after suffering a short illness. She was 88.
The Duchess is survived by her husband Alfonso Diez, her six children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
This little known fact will melt you into a sea of sadness – did you know that the Guinness Book of Records says the Duchess had more recognised titles than any other noble person on Earth.
Duchess of Aliaga, Duchess of Arjona, Duchess of Berwick, Duchess of Híjar, Duchess of Liria and Jérica, Duchess of Montoro, Countess-Duchess of Olivares, Marquise of the Carpio, Marquise of San Vicente del Barco, Marquise of La Algaba, Marquise of Almenara, Marquise of Barcarrota, Marquise of Castañeda, Marquise of Coria, Marquise of Eliche, Marquise of Mirallo, Marquise of la Mota, Marquise of Moya, Marquise of Orani, Marquise of Osera, Marquise of San Leonardo, Marquise of Sarria, Marquise of Tarazona, Marquise of Valdunquillo, Marquise of Villanueva del Fresno, Marquise of Villanueva del Río Countcies, Countess of Aranda, Countess of Lemos, Countess of Lerín, Constabless of Navarre, Countess of Miranda del Castañar, Countess of Monterrey, Countess of Osorno, Countess of Palma del Río, Countess of Salvatierra, Countess of Siruela, Countess of Andrade, Countess of Ayala, Countess of Casarrubios del Monte, Countess of Fuentes de Valdepero, Countess of Fuentidueña, Countess of Galve, Countess of Gelves, Countess of Guimerá, Countess of Modica, Countess of Ribadeo, Countess of San Esteban de Gormaz, Countess of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Countess of Villalba, Viscountess of la Calzada, Lady of Moguer AND….
… the Duchess of Alba. Rest in Peace.