Friday, November 21, 2014

In another reminder...

... of how good it is to be an American, the Duchess of Alba, María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, died at age 88. According to her obit in the Times:

The flamboyant Spanish aristocrat was known for her lifestyle, her vast wealth, her art collection and her unmatched list of more than 40 titles, largely inherited through ancestors’ marriages. She was recognized by Guinness World Records as the noble with the most official titles in the world.

Certain privileges came with her status as head of the five-century-old House of Alba. She did not have to kneel before the pope, for example, and she had the right to ride on horseback into Seville Cathedral.

If I can't ride a horse into Seville Cathedral, then you can't either. No exceptions.

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