Princess Elizabeth just a month later.
This is another gown typical of the 1940s in basic style, but not in the restraint of materials you usually see post-war (see also: everything else to do with this pricey affair). From Flora Villareal, the dress is made of white satin and Brussels lace.
After her first husband passed away, the Duchess married again. She wed Jesús Aguirre y Ortiz de Zárate on March 16, 1978. The dress, from Daphnis, was far simpler this time around.
Now a widow for the second time, the Duchess has announced her intent to marry once again - and once again, we have some scandal. Her intended, Alfonso Díez Carabantes, is 24 years her junior. They were rumored to be considering marriage a while ago but her children (she had six with her first husband) objected. Allegedly, King Juan Carlos intervened and talked her out of it. But this time, she's dodging it all by giving her children their inheritance early. "Surrendering her fortune for love," in headline parlance. Good for her, I say. If you can't do as you please when you're 85, when can you?
UPDATE: The Duchess married for the third time on October 5, 2011, and then did a little happy flamenco to celebrate: