The Count of Osorno is expecting his first child with his real estate heiress wife Belén Corsini.
Their happy news, which was revealed by Spanish media, follows the couple’s lavish May 2021 nuptials.
Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Solís – the Count of Osorno – is the grandson of Spain’s richest woman, and the youngest son of the 19th Duke of Alba, who inherited an estimated £2.2billion worth after the late Duchess of Alba passed away in November 2014.
Meanwhile, his wife of over two years, also comes from one of Spain’s wealthiest families.
Belén is the great-granddaughter of Carlos Corsini Senespleda, engineer and founder of the construction and public works company Corsan, which was sold for 325 million euros in 2004.
Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Solís, Count of Osorno, and Belén Corsini (both pictured) have revealed they are expecting their first child together – a son
Speaking to a reporter, Belén confirmed that the couple is expecting a son.
Their baby will be the first grandson of Carlos’ grandfather, the Duke of Alba, as he already has two granddaughters.
The Duke’s eldest son Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and his wife Sofia Palazuelo, who wed in 2018, share daughters Rosario and Sofía.
Carlos and Belén tied the knot at Liria Palace in Madrid, an 18th century estate that has been in Carlos’ family for centuries, in May 2021.
The nuptial do marked the biggest society wedding in a year-and-a-half, due to the Covid pandemic at the time, which had forced many European aristocrats to put their lavish weddings on hold.
Although the couple could have invited up to 300 guests and enjoy an indoor ceremony, within Spain’s Covid guidelines, they chose to have a smaller guest list.
They also held the ceremony outside, in the Versailles gardens.
It attracted a number of high profile people, including a handful of Spain’s biggest names.
The couple (pictured) who come from two of Spain’s wealthiest families, tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in May 2021
Among the guests were the Count’s older brother Fernando Fitz-James Stuart and his wife Sofia Palazuelo.
Designer Ines Domecq, who has dressed the Queen of Spain, was also in attendance, alongside artist and designer Alejandra Domínguez.
Belen’s family were also in attendance, with Alejandra Corsini and Alejandro Munoz celebrating the family affair in the Spanish capital.
The groom is the grandson of the late Duchess of Alba, or María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, to give her the full name.
EXPECTING: The couple (pictured on their wedding day) have confirmed they are expecting a boy
The Count of Osorno came into serious wealth after the death of his grandmother, María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva , seven years ago.
Worth an estimated £2.2billion, the Spanish duchess was one of Europe’s wealthiest aristocrats when she passed away in November 2014 at her Seville residence, Duenas Palace.
Her husband Alfonso Diez, who was 24 years her junior, is thought not to have received any of her fortune, which included an impressive property portfolio, 50,000 pieces of artwork and 18,000 rare books, after he signed a document renouncing any claim to her wealth prior to their marriage in October 2011.
Instead, the Duchess – who is a direct royal descent from King James II of England – left her entire estate to her six children, with them each receiving a palace, as well as thousands of acres of land. Her eight grandchildren are also said to have inherited a substantial chunk of her estate.
A relative of Winston Churchill, the duchess shared toys with England’s future Queen Elizabeth while living in England as a girl.