Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cayetana, the Spanish Duchess Who Tidied Up All Her Titles In Her Own Way
Copyright 2014 by Janice Seto

The 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes died at age 88 at her favourite home, the serene Palacio de las Duenas, in Seville on November 20, 2014. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Cayetana FitzJames Stuart y Silva was the most titled aristocrat in the world, the heiress to titles of both her father, the 17th Duke de Alba and her mother, the only child of the Dukes of Hijar. Certainly Cayetana was the most colourful aristocrat in Spain. As long as she was living evidence of Spain’s Downton Abbey past, Cayetana and her 6 children and grandchildren took up residence in celebrity magazines and websites. The 18th Duchess de Alba was an Enneagram 4 unleashed, with the wealth to live her life and loves the way she wanted.

Away from public eye is sober side of Cayetana, as the custodian of House of Alba.  Schooled by her father’s example, Cayetana wanted her legacy to be a successful passing on of the Alba patrimony to the next generation.  The House of Alba was not about herself as an individual, it was about a lineage.

Much has been said about Duchess’s will and how she publicly disclosed who gets what in terms of property. More attention should be given to how she carefully planned the tidying up of that other legacy, her titles.

For the rest of this article, go to my blog http://www.janiceseto.com/blogs/ or Cayetana the Spanish Enneagram 4 Duchess



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Duchess Catherine's takes off... again

 
The actions of Duchess Catherine belie her reputation for timidity with the press. When even Tom Sykes, an unabashed fan of the Cambridges, questions the timing of another vacation in the dead of winter during the economic crisis and the paucity of royal duties... He comes very close to saying her pregnancy is very convenient an excuse from royal duties and conveniently not too severe to prohibit a trans-Atlantic flight to the paradise island of Mustique.

Instead of timidity, Duchess Catherine is acting with impunity (enneagram 7 wing) because her husband is with her 109%. 

His actions on their collective behalf appeal to her Enneagram 6 type. He is her Security, her place to fall. As long as they are a united team, 
the Cambridges will continue to work their way, the amount they wish, regardless of fair comparisons drawn up by the always insightful Marlene Koenig 

In many ways, a pity.

Hope they end up as good a credit as Haakon and Mette-Marit instead of Nicholas and Alexandra...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Duchess Catherine - Enneagram type

After the publication of the nude photos of Prince William's wife, it is becoming clearer that Duchess Catherine - more famously known as Kate Middleton - is showing signs of Enneagram 6 with a 7 wing.

She has set her mind to loyally fit into the royal family. This is how she finds security.




Her 7 wing however pops up when she feels an impending loss. For example, this was how she turned Prince William's view of her from another chum at St Andrew's University to someone he could date:




Note that it was a safe unveiling, a university charity fashion show. One cannot be called skanky when wearing this Charlotte Todd dress for fundraising, Kate justified in her mind.

The pattern of Kate selectively showing skin all revolves around security and loss. In 2007 when Prince William dumped her, she set about getting him back using this modus operandi. First, she kept discreet, saying nothing and not showing her emotions. This was coupled with keeping her cell accessible to her errant swain. But not sitting by the phone, instead going out to hotspots in skintight miniskirts that were close to flashing what he was missing.



More in future posts




Friday, May 4, 2012

Chen Guangcheng - Brat?

Let's see, this guy gets into the US embassy in Beijing and says he wants to stay in China...

My question: If you want to stay in your homeland, why venture into American territory?

After six days, during which Mr Chen talked to his wife and supporters, and the two most powerful countries of their respective continents burn up prep time for impending economic talks to negotiate a deal for this dissident, he smilingly leaves US embassy grounds.

A few days later, Mr Chen flipflops and says now he wants to leave the PRC on Hilliary Clinton's plane.

He expects US taxpayers who have underwater homes to happily pick up the tab for his flipflop. He is annoyed the US did not give him staff after departing the embassy. Who does he think he is? Sounds like he has caught the Oprah complex.

Reason for the flip: he fears for his safety.

(is that MAYBE why he crashed Ambassador Gary Locke's embassy grounds in the first place?)

Now NYU has offered him a fellowship as a facesaving way out for both countries.

China obviously thinks Mr Chen is too much trouble to keep around and hopes inviting him to leave is a page from Castro's boat people strategy.

Now that Mr Chen has secured his ticket to ride, he told The Washington Post his previous comments painting the US embassy and ambassador as uncaring were Misunderstood. Keep up that mea culpas. Westerners do not do ingratitude. And you have much to be grateful for - a second chance.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

blog site on the Luxembourg royals in English!

I have not come across this site before, but it is up to date and informative.
 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another Belgian to become hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg?

BeNeLux - Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume has stated in his birthday interview that he is happy seriously dating a lovely woman. Royalty investigators at Point de Vue are betting the farm on Stephanie de Lannoy, a noble in Belgium... His own grandmother, nee Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium, hailed from this country bordering Luxembourg. Tradition? Or maybe he is just a lucky guy.
 
 
 
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Royalty's Ashton and Demi

Or, if they make it, Juliet Mills and Max...

Martin Jorgenson and his wife Countess Alexandra at a soiree in Copenhagen, far left. The Enneagram 1 Alexandra has changed her lifestyle and her fashion style completely since her remarriage. No longer a princess, Alexandra dresses to suit the life of a wife of a film artist.

The pix below is from http://www.billedbladet.dk/Kendte/Nyheder/2011/11/Se%20gaesterne%20Rigmanden%20blev%20fejret%20af%20jetsettet.aspx

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Danish Crown Princely family in Australia

You have to admire how Enneagram 3 Crown Princess Mary is keeping her Australian ties alive with visits Down Under. This photo was released just before the current official visit.
Cuuuuuute!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Inaki Urdangarin denies padding the expense accounts

Another inlaw investigated for padding the expense accounts... As if the King of Spain doesn't have enough problems with his health, now there are investigations into the events management work of his younger daughter's husband, Inaki. Infanta Cristina, Inaki as Duke of Palma da Majorca, and their 4 children are settled in Washington where he works for the Spanish telecom system.

Inaki's situation is similar to that of the husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands. Pieter van Vollenhoven basically had difficulty finding a vocation he could love due to his position as consort to the princess. The media were quite merciless - and he ended up in the civil service.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Harry rides a Harley

To VEGAS, baby!

Young, single, and with pals after a week of training, who wouldn't need to party?