Sunday, October 2, 2016

Royal Profile: Don Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, 19th Duke of Alba de Tormes

Don Carlos Fitz-James-Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, 19th Duke of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain  was born 2 October 1948 as the eldest son of Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz (1919-1972), & Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (1926-2014) {Source}. He has the following siblings, nieces, nephews and great nieces and great-nephews{Source}:
  1. Alfonso Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart, 19th Duke of Híjar (1950)
    1. Princess Maria de la Santisima Tinidad of Hihenlohe-Langenburg (1957, m. 1977, div)
      1. Luis Martínez de Irujo y Hohenlohe-Langenburg,19th Duque of Aliaga (1978)
        1.  Adriana Marín Huarte (2016-Yesterday, in fact! {Source})
      2. Javier Martínez de Irujo y Hohenlohe-Langenburg,19th Marquess of Almenara (1981)
        1. Inés Domecq y Fernández-Govantes (m. 2008)
          1. Sol Martínez de Irujo y Domecq (2011)
          2. Alfonso Martínez de Irujo y Domecq (2013)
  2. Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, 23rd Count of Siruela (1954) 
    1. María Eugenia Fernández de Castro y Fernández-Shaw (1954, m. 1980, div)
      1. Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Fernández de Castro (1981)
        1. Asela Pilar Pérez Becerril(2011)
          1. Asela Fitz-James Stuart y Pérez (2012)
          2. Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Pérez (2015)
      2. Brianda Eugenia Fitz-James Stuart y Fernández de Castro (1984)
    2. Inka Martí Kiemann  (m.2004) 
  3. Fernando Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart, 11th Marquis of San Vicente del Barco (1959)
  4. Cayetano Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart, 4th Duke of Arjona, 13th Count of Salvatierra (1963) 
    1. Genoveva Casanova y González (m. 2005, separated 2007)
      1. Luis Martínez de Irujo y Casanova (2001)
      2. Amina Martínez de Irujo y Casanova ( 2001)
  5. Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, 12th Duchess of Montoro (1968) 
    1. Francisco Rivera Ordóñez (m. 1998, div 2002)
      1. Cayetana Rivera y Martínez de Irujo (1999)
At the age of two, he became the 14th Duke of Huéscar, when his grandfather gave to him. The title is now held by his eldest son.

He was educated in Spain. He earned a law degree from Complutense University of Madrid. He works as an adviser for several cultural institutions, such as the Hispania Nostra Foundation. The Duke of Alba is in charge of the House of Alba Foundation and, thus, in principle of a great deal of the significant House of Alba heritage and patrimony.

On 13 June 1988, he married Matilde de Solis y Martinez de Campos{Source}. Together, they have two sons{Source}:


The couple was divorced in 2004{Source}. After his divorce, he maintained a friendly relationship with Alicia Koplowitz, 7th Marquise of Bellavista {Source}.

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