1st Duke of Suarez

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1st Duke of Suarez

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 30 Aug 2017, 19:08

Arms of the 1st Duke of Suarez, a title bestowed on Adolfo Suarez González (1934-2014) by King Juan Carlos. Honouring the rule played by Suarez as primeminister for the transition of Spain into a democracy following the Death of Franco. The title is today held by his granddaugther Alejandra.

Round the shield the Collars of the Order of the Golden Fleece and Order of Charles III.

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Re: 1st Duke of Suarez

Postby Chris Green » 31 Aug 2017, 06:51

It is odd that Adolfo Suárez González was entitled Duque de Suárez, since there is nowhere of that name in Spain (though many places elsewhere in the Hispanic world). I suppose he might have been given the title Duque de Cebreros, his birthplace, but perhaps he did not wish to be associated with a zebra.

Arms of Cebreros:


The reason why the 1st Duke's granddaughter now holds the title although his eldest son is still alive, is that under the 2006 "Ley de Igualdad para la Sucesión de Títulos Nobiliarios" succession is to the first-born. The 1st Duke's eldest child was a daughter who died in 2004, so the title passed to her eldest child, also a daughter. The child's uncle, disinherited by the 2006 law, petitioned the King but was unsuccessful.
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