Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo (Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos de Borbón y de Grecia; born 20 December 1963) is the first child and elder daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain and Queen Sofía of Spain, and third in the line of succession to the Spanish throne.She has a younger sister, Infanta Cristina, and a younger brother, King Felipe VI. In the episode "A Coburg Quartet," we see the Duchess finally standing up to her husband. She did quite a lot to help women and change marital laws regarding women’s rights in a marriage and divorce. [5], Upon the death of her father in 2016 (head of the Medinaceli family since 2014), she became the heir to about 40 titles of nobility related to the House of Medinaceli. Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria … No preparation time—I was kind of thrown straight in. I’ve read that you love research but your character, the Duchess of Monmouth, is fictional. The Duke of Monmouth is almost cartoonish-ly evil. The global shopping site also found that Italians have been named the most stylish dressers in Europe, with Britain falling behind France and Spain … Maria Luisa spent a happy childhood as the favorite daughter of her parents, being called in the family "Luisetta". That was a real act of rebellion. As the senior digital news editor for Town & Country, Caroline Hallemann covers everything from the British royal family to the latest episodes of Outlander, Killing Eve, and The Crown. Perhaps, the final straw was her taking this position at court where she even had any more independence away from him and was working for the queen, which was obviously a huge honor. The New York Timescalled it "the most expensive wedding of the w… But ultimately, I think his chivalry wins out, and he doesn't take her for granted or abuse her trust. The Death of Queen Maud of Norway in 1938 Courtesy of Masterpiece PBS In the episode "A Coburg Quartet," we see the Duchess finally standing up to her husband. The scene between Sophie and Joseph on the beach in episode five really marks a change for both of their characters. There’s a lot of movement involved, to avoid like the candle in the corner or the camera. T&C spoke with Travers about Sophie's clandestine romance with Joseph, what it was like on-set of the show, and the historical woman who inspired her fictional character. That’s the backstory we filled in. María de la Trinidad von Scholtz-Hermensdorff, 2. She was born in Málaga on 17 March 1997 as the first child of Sandra Schmidt-Polex, a German, and Prince Marco of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a German-Spanish aristocrat. In February 1968, Queen Victoria Eugenie returned to Spain for the first time since going into exile in 1931. The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in July and the loss of her second child, in an opinion piece for the New York Times. The duchess is survived by her husband of three years, Alfonso Diez, who is 25 years her junior. If you haven't watched the sixth episode of Victoria's third season, proceed with caution. Prince Gottfried of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 8. Duchess Kate came second on the list. He married her for her money, and for her, it was the title, which her mother wanted her to get. As of 2015 The Duchess with Queen Victoria and Princess Feodora. And in those days, the woman was really owned by her husband. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. At The Soho Theatre, The Prince and the Duchess watched a short performance of one woman show, Half-Breed. What was it like working with David Burnett on some of the more intimate scenes? The six children of Spain's flamboyant billionaire, the Duchess of Alba, are set to inherit a palace each following her death aged 88. We really wanted to make their scenes have a heart, not just be lustful. So women really had no rights or any power once they were in a marital relationship. And it’s funny, when you do an intimate scene like that, it’s quite choreographed. And when we went into the second block, which was shot by the director Chloe Thomas, we had a really good chat with her about how we were going to come about the more intimate scenes and what that meant to them. Prince Max Egon of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Sophie's husband wants her to go dressed as one of his relatives, and the story behind that is quite a dark one, and very symbolic for him. It was a very different atmosphere, and it was only us the two in the scene, so there was a very small crew on a beach in the sunshine. Suddenly, I went from from seeing something on TV with my housemate to being on the set. And we thought that it would have been a marriage of convenience, which is where the relationship started off on the wrong foot. We thought that they would have been married for about at least six years. During the vide conference, the Crown Princess was given information about the society's work, current research areas and how the activities have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Several new faces joined the cast of Victoria in season three, but one of the most intriguing newcomers is Sophie, the Duchess of Monmouth, played by Lily Travers. On 12 October 1947, the Duchess married Don Luis Martínez de Irujo y Artázcoz (1919–1972), younger son of the Duke of Sotomayor and his wife Ana María de Artázcoz y Labayen (1892-1930), court lady of Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Town & Country participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. This content is imported from YouTube. In 1795, Maria Luisa's first c… The baby was named in honour of Fernando's grandmother, the late Duchess of Alba, María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y … It was usually the case that Infantas of Spain only showed the standard Arms of Spain on a Lozenge or oval Shield. She actually wrote to Queen Victoria explaining her circumstances, her abusive husband, and was quite a figurehead at the time. With 43 titles, she is the most titled aristocrat in Spain. Queen Letizia of Spain put on a somber display as she joined King Felipe for the funeral of Princess Pilar de Borbon today.. What was it like joining the cast of Victoria? Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria, 2nd Duchess of Hernani, Grandee of Spain (Margarita María de la Victoria Esperanza Jacoba Felicidad Perpetua de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Borbón; born 6 March 1939), is the younger sister of King Juan Carlos and aunt of the reigning King Felipe VI of Spain. Him stepping away, that gives Sophie the opportunity to find someone who actually does care about her, and sees her beyond the Duchess title, beyond the clothes, beyond everything, and just sees her as a person, which is what I think she really wants. [5] From 2017, she has been confirmed by the Spanish Ministry of Justice as the holder of five duchies, 16 marquessates, 17 countships (with one adelantazgo) and 4 viscountcies. Britain's Queen Victoria, through two of her five daughters, Princess Alice and Princess Beatrice, passed the mutation to various royal houses across the continent, including the royal families of Spain, Germany and Russia.Victoria's son Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, also suffered from the disease. Princess Victoria of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 20th Duchess of Medinaceli, (la) Torrecilla, with Grandeeship of Spain, This page was last edited on 25 November 2020, at 10:49. Plus, the real-life woman who inspired her character. So when Nick [Audsley] and I were talking about our onscreen relationship, I said, “I’m finding it very hard to like you” and he was like "Yeah, it’s really difficult isn’t it?". She was given the names Maria Luisa Josefina Antonieta, after an older sister, Maria Luisa Carlota, who died just four days before Maria Luisa's birth, on 2 July. Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo (Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos de Borbón y de Grecia; born 20 December 1963, Madrid), is the elder daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain, and third in the line of succession to the Spanish throne. Doña Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Henestrosa, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli, Grandee of Spain (pronounced [bikˈtoɾja ewˈxenja feɾˈnandeθ ðe ˈkoɾðoβa i feɾˈnandeθ ðe enesˈtɾosa]; 16 April 1917 – 18 August 2013) was the 18th Duchess of Medinaceli in her own right and a Grandee of Spain, head of the Spanish noble House of Medinaceli and patron of the Ducal House of Medinaceli … For her to defy her husband and wear what she decides to wear is really symbolic of her taking her own power back. I think because her marriage is so fundamentally lacking in anything romantic, and anything that feeds her soul, she’s ultimately looking for a true human connection. Then suddenly, everything moved really quickly. Prince Marco of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 19th Duke of Medinaceli, 1. Victoria inherited her grandmother's countship in 2016, while her brother inherited the other title. What is she looking for in a romance? It’s slightly misplaced, which perhaps comes from a naïveté of not being in society and able to make her own choices. Haemophilia figured prominently in the history of European royalty in the 19th and 20th centuries. Infanta Cristina of Spain (Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y de Grecia, born 13 June 1965) is the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía. Obviously, there is a very strong physical connection between the two of them, but there’s something deeper. [6], Luis Jesús Fernández de Córdoba y Salabert, 17th Duke of Medinaceli, Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli, "Victoria de Hohenlohe, una de las Grandes de España más jovenes del reino", "El ducado de Medinaceli cae definitivamente en manos alemanas", "Victoria Hohenlohe, la alemana que ya es duquesa de Medinaceli", "Victoria de Hohenlohe, duquesa de Medinaceli: casi 50 títulos nobiliarios en menos de dos años",,_20th_Duchess_of_Medinaceli&oldid=990591926, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 16. Victoria is trilingual and was raised in Munich, Germany, prior to moving to Madrid to study international relations at IE University. The couple have five children and succeeded to the Dukedom in 2015, also making her the Duchess of Ciudad Rodrigo in Spain, the Princess of Waterloo in Belgium and The Netherlands, and the Duchess of Victoria in Portugal in addition to being the Duchess of Wellington. Spain's future queen, Leonor, Princess of Asturias wore a mask as she visited the birthplace of 18th century Spanish priest and friar of Franciscan order Junipero Serra in … When a woman got married, she became part of her husband’s property, as did all her money as did their children. On November 19, 2020, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden held a video conference with the Secretary General of the Swedish Cancer Society, Ulrika Årehed Kågström. They offered me the part, and two days later I was on set. Because she’s been stuck in this really loveless marriage, I think with Lord Palmerston, she’s slightly misguided in where she’s looking for that. Over the past few episodes, Sophie caught the attention of Joseph, a royal footman played by David Burnett, and in "A Coburg Quartet," their forbidden flirtation comes to fruition, just out of sight of her cruel husband, the Duke. The Death of the Duchess of Alba in 2014 [Duchess of Alba’s Tiaras] The 50th Birthday of Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, How Sex and the City Helped NYC Recover After 9/11, How to Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, First Look: The Spanish Princess Series Finale, 'Modern Austen' Will Reimagine Austen Novels, A Sneak Peek at the New Series 'A Suitable Boy', Margaret Thatcher's Order of Merit: The True Story. Spain's flamboyant, fabulously wealthy 85-year-old Duchess of Alba marries a civil servant 24 years her junior at a palace in Seville. The Duchess of Alba, Head of the House of Alba from 1953-2014 and Spain’s richest aristocrat at the time of her death, had a fortune that some experts estimated to be over €3.5 billion. Were there specific people you researched to serve as inspiration? Every item on this page was chosen by a Town & Country editor. Tell me about the costume she wears to the Georgian ball. So she finds out about his plan, and she decides to really rebel against him. It would be embarrassing for her, and make her even more under his thumb. Watch a Sneak Peek of Victoria's Season 3 Finale, Nell Hudson on Nancy Skerrett's Exit from Victoria, Everything We Know About Victoria's Season 3. She was born in Málaga on 17 March 1997 as the first child of Sandra Schmidt-Polex, a German, and Prince Marco of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a German-Spanish aristocrat. Infanta Cristina was created Duchess of Palma de Mallorca by her father, the then King, on 26th September 1997 shortly before her marriage to team handball player Iñaki Urdangarín in Barcelona on 4th October. It was a real surprise because I auditioned sort of a while back for it, and I hadn’t heard anything about it. Is there a backstory to their relationship? Do you have a favorite scene from this season? After the performance, The Prince and The Duchess met with theatre staff, including front of house, bar staff, backstage crew and cleaners. Amazing. The Duchess of Alba was the head of one of Spain's oldest noble families. The proclamation was published on 27th September. They have this huge beautiful ball—actually to film I was quite lucky because everyone else had these massive white powdery wigs. 19. I think it probably would have been at least fairly amiable to start off with, but then, I think when that power discrepancy became more and more, he resented her being the wealthy one. And I think it was just really symbolic of the freedom and the change in heart and direction for both of the characters. A Hessian princess by birth, she was a member of the Battenberg family, a morganatic branch of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt. I didn’t have that; I just had an extra long hairpiece, which was still quite heavy, but not as precarious as a huge powdered wig. Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Beatrice Leopoldine Victoria; 20 April 1884 – 13 July 1966) was a member of the British royal family, a male-line granddaughter of Queen Victoria.She later married into the Spanish royal family, and was the wife of Prince Alfonso de Orleans y Borbón, Infante of Spain, a first cousin of Alfonso XIII of Spain For the past few episodes, we’ve been building up to Sophie’s relationship with Joseph but she was also been interested in Lord Palmerston. Her coffin was taken … It’s almost like a dance, which is lovely because I think it makes it quite poetic. [1] With 43 titles, she is the most titled aristocrat in the world.[2]. Born in the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso, Maria Luisa was the third surviving daughter of King Carlos IV of Spain (1748–1819) and his wife Maria Luisa of Parma(1751–1819), a granddaughter of Louis XV. We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. [3], Her paternal grandmother was Ana Luisa de Medina, Marchioness of Navahermosa, Countess of Ofalia, who died in 2012. It was really nice because our relationship builds, so we had time when we were shooting the first block [of episodes] to really talk about the characters' relationship. But, Daisy also said that Sophie is partly based on a historical person called Caroline Norton. Victoria Elisabeth von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 20th Duchess of Medinaceli, GE (born 17 March 1997) is a Spanish noblewoman of German ancestry. Spain's 18th Duchess of Alba overcomes disapproval of children and royal household by giving away her inheritance early. I think she’s obviously looking for physical satisfaction as well, but really, it boils down to someone who sees her and respects her for who she is. Spain's 18th Duchess of Alba, who died on Thursday aged 88, was one of Europe's wealthiest and most titled aristocrats, the owner of fabulous palaces and priceless works of art. What the Cast of 'Victoria' Look Like In Real Life, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. So it’s quite nice that even though Sophie is fictional, what happens to her is partly inspired by a real historical figure, and it was important for me to make her credible. The Duke and Duchess, who got married in 2018, and have one son, son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, stepped down from their roles to carve a new role… She is the elder child of Prince Marco of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 19th Duke of Medinaceli. And David’s great; he has this really cool little book that he put lots of pictures in and words and poems from the time, and we really worked quite visually. Up until then, a lot of what we had shot was either in the amazing set in York that they built for the palace, but this scene was obviously shot on the beach. Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena; 24 October 1887 – 15 April 1969) was Queen of Spain as the wife of King Alfonso XIII. Generally, I did research and reading about the time, the Victorian Era, and women’s place in society. We talked about that quite a lot actually because I think it’s always nice to have nuance to the part, and to whitewash someone with one kind of label doesn't give it all the depth that makes the journey really interesting. Major spoilers ahead! The Soho Theatre is a theatre and registered charity in the Soho district of London. Oct 27, 2015 - Explore Royal Genealogy's board "Royals ~ Duchess of Alba", followed by 997 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Duchess, Alba, Royal. Her younger brother, Alexander Gonzalo, is the 14th Duke of Ciudad Real, 13th Marquess of Navahermosa and a dynast of the Princely House of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. She gets misled by his charisma and charm. [3][4] Victoria is trilingual and was raised in Munich, Germany, prior to moving to Madrid to study international relations at IE University. The wedding in Spain, two years after the end of World War II, resisted the decline in frequency of very extravagant European weddings among high nobility and attracted the attention of the international media. Spain's fabulously rich Duchess of Alba has signed away her enormous wealth, string of palaces, priceless works of art and vast swathes of Spanish real estate to marry for love at 85.