Sunday, October 9, 2011
Once her father passed away in 1953, Cayetana assumed the headship of the house and could do whatever she wanted including socializing with bullfighters, flamenco dancers, Jacqueline Kennedy, and whomever struck her fancy. Widowed of her first Duke consort, aristocrat Luis Martinez de Irujo, of the Dukes of Sotomayor, she married an illegitimate ex-priest, sunbathed topless, wore ankle braceletes, and was a colourful figure.
Proof that she is not a 7 like Colin Tenannt, Cayetana made sure that the patrimony of the Dukes of Alba was managed well. Above all, Enneagram 4 Caytena prides herself on Carlos, her eldest son and heir, 61 year old Duque de Huescar, who does his job very well, leaving his other 5 brothers and sister to pursue their own lives. The Duchess gave each titles with grandeza and the freedom to be themselves. In fact, you can say she was pretty hands-off. Cayetana is no hypocrite in this!
She wanted the same courtesy and made a public statement in some degree of frustration that not one of her married children avoided divorce and it was sheer cheek that they would find themselves experts in matrimony. Finally in the summer of 2011, Cayetana answered her children's concerns about Alfonso as a duke gigolo by opening up her will. All the children were assured things were going to be tidy when their mother passed and gradually all withdrew their opposition to their new stepfather.