LADY Charlotte Wellesley, youngest daughter of the current Duke of Wellington and Princess Antonia of Prussia, married American-Colombian business man Alejandro Santo Domingo on Saturday May 28 in the town of Illora, just north of Granada.
The 25-year-old bride wore a custom made dress created by young designer Emilia Wickstead and her father donated €5,000 to the Church of the Incarnation where the ceremony took place in order to ensure that it was spruced up for the occasion.
Most of the town, which has a population of 10,000, turned up to watch the parade of celebrity guests which included former King Juan Carlos, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall without Prince Charles, Alejandro’s niece, Tatiana Santo Domingo with husband Andrea Casiraghi, son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and nephew of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Other celebrity guests included singer James Blunt, who is married to the bride’s cousin Sofia Wellesley and fashion models Eva Herzigova and Jemma Kidd, who is married to the Duke’s heir Arthur Wellesley.
All went well apart from the weather that turned wet and there was a slight problem as the bride exited the wedding car as her dress became entangled, but in the event, it was unravelled without any damage at all.
The reception for the 200 guests was held at the Duke’s Molino del Rey estate in the area which was originally gifted to the first Duke of Wellington by a grateful Spanish Government in 1813 following the defeat of Napoleon’s occupying army.