Wedding of the Count of Osorno

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Alejandra Ortiz Fotografía | Casa de Alba

The Wedding of Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Solís, the 22nd Count of Osorno, younger son of the 19th Duke of Alba and Matilde de Solís-Beaumont, and Belén Corsini in the Grounds of the Palacio de Liria, the Madrid home of the Dukes of Alba, on May 22nd, in a Roman Catholic Ceremony officiated by the Lira Palace Chaplain, Don Ignacio Sánchez-Dalp, with the Count’s mother, Matilde Solís, acting as the godmother. The Ceremony was followed by a Reception for the Count and new Countess in the Palace Gardens. The younger son of the world’s second-most titled individual, under the laws of the Spanish Aristocracy, the County of Osorno, and its attached Grandeeship of Spain was ceded to Carlos Fitz-James Stuart in 2016. The Count’s elder brother, the Duke of Huéscar, also got married at the Lira Palace in 2018.

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Though the guest-list was limited due to the ongoing pandemic, guests and relatives included the Duke and Duchess of Huéscar (brother and sister-in-law), the former Ducal Consort of Alba (step-grandfather), the Duke and Duchess of Calabria, the Duchess of Montoro (aunt, wearing the Duchess of Alba’s Emerald Earrings), the Duke of Hijar (uncle), the Count and Countess of Siruela (uncle and aunt), the Marquis and Marchioness of Marañón (uncle and aunt), the Duke (cousin) and Duchess of Aliaga, the Marquis (cousin) and Marchioness of Almenara, Enrique Solís y Tello (cousin), Brianda Fitz-James Stuart (cousin) among members of the extended House of Alba, and from European Royal and Aristocratic Circles.

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The Count of Osorno wore the Uniform of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla and the Constantinian Order of St George. The Countess wore a Navascués Gown, composed of empire waist in heavy natural silk georgette with a double skirt and satin petticoat with embroidered trim and puffed one-piece sleeves. The train was made of plumetti tulle topped with a family heirloom from her maternal grandmother.

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