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“Time Changes Everything”: The Duchess Of Alba’s Transformation Over The Years

Date December 13, 2018 13:02

According to Guinness World Records, the 18th Duchess of Alba was the most titled person in the planet, even more so than Queen Elizabeth! The eccentric Spanish Duchess, who passed away in 2014, will always be remembered for her unapologetic lifestyle and a peculiar fashion sense that always left the paparazzi clammoring for shots.

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Even her full name, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, was extravagant, proving that she clearly had no equal. But to her friends and family members, the Duchess was simply known as Cayetana.

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The Duchess’ transformation over the years

In a famous portrait of the young Duchess, she can be seen looking straight at the camera with her head held high, and everything about her radiates confidence, perfection, and natural beauty.

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From her slender waist, to her flawless skin and a symmetrical face, she was captivating to look at, if not enchanting to behold.

There is no denying that Cayetana was truly beautiful when she was young.

Just like everyone else, the Duchess aged with time. With her hair turning silver, Cayetana aged gracefully, gaining a signature look that can only be bestowed by father time.

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But being a rebel who never chose to live by society's rules, the Duchess decided to become a model of the plastic surgeon’s table.

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Making headlines all over the world, the Duchess tightened her face to remove wrinkles, making her skin smoother, and adding a little flush to her lips.

If you were the Duchess, wouldn'tyou do what you want? She clearly did as she pleased and didn't care what anyone had to say.

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She married a man 24 years younger

When she turned 85, the Duchess tied the knot for the third time. The groom this time was Alfonso Diez Carabantes, and the wedding was an event that made even more headlines than her plastic surgery. To many people, including her children and the Queen of Spain, marrying Alfonso was a bad decision.

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For them, Alfonso was seen as a gold-digger that was only out to gain her immense fortune, estimated to be around $5 billion. However, Alfonso proved them wrong when he signed a document renouncing any claims to her wealth, proving that it was a bond formed out of love.

And truly, her new love brought her immense joy, as she surprised guests at her wedding with a vibrant flamenco performance that was nothing short of glorious.

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There is no denying that the Duchess was an extraordinary woman who lived her life to the fullest. Although time had changed her appearance, it clearly did not rob her of her pride, self-love, confidence, and love for life that inspired so many.

Her flamboyant life is a lesson that regardless of our age, we should always strive to fulfill the desires of our hearts, no matter the resistance we may face. 

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