Duchess of Alba"s daughter pulls out of wedding at the last minute

Duchess of Alba

The 85-year-old grandee will marry Alfonso Diez – 24 years her junior – in what will be her third wedding.

But a short press release from the House of Alba has confirmed that Eugenia can”t make it as she has chickenpox and a very high fever.

She was diagnosed with the illness on Tuesday morning, when she was already at the Dueñas Palace in Seville to attend the wedding.
Although she won”t be there, her five brothers will attend the ceremony on Wednesday.

Eugenia”s ex-husband, bullfighter Francisco Rivera, (right) will also be present.

Since his 2002 divorce, he has stayed close to the duchess – who still thinks of him as a son-in-law.

The ceremony will start at 1pm and will be attended by close family and a small number of friends, including the bride”s surgeon, Doctor Trujillo.

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