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Duchess of Alba, the world's most titled aristocrat, dies

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 00:43

Spain's 18th Duchess of Alba, one of Europe's wealthiest and most titled aristocrats, has died after a short illness. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Spain's 88-year-old Duchess of Alba has died after a short illness. She's spent years in Spanish gossip magazines... with people fascinated by her apparent plastic surgery, cloud of white hair, her third (much younger) husband and of course - her riches. Her wealth is estimated to be as high as 3.5 billion euros. She's also one of Europe's most titled aristocrats. Known to friends as simply 'Cayetana', she claims Pablo Picasso asked her to pose nude. And the legacy of this renowned art collector, among many other things, will certainly live on in Spain.

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Duchess of Alba, the world's most titled aristocrat, dies

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 00:43