Spanish nobility’s palace welcomed Syrian refugee families to move in

Spanish nobility rolls out red carpet and houses Syrian refugees in family palace

LAST UPDATED: 8 Sep, 2015 @ 22:02
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Duke CayetanoA SPANISH aristocrat rolled out the red carpet of his lavish Sevilla palace for two war-torn Syrian families.

While Madrid’s mayor today pledged €10 million for Syrian refugees, charity started at home – some 18 months ago – for the youngest son of the wacky late Duchess of Alba.

The dukes Sevilla palaceCayetano Martinez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart’s family estate near Carmona has played host to two Syrian families for the last year and a half – but has only just owned up to his Samaritan ways.

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Syrian family, image taken from twitter

He told broadcaster Cuatro that he was inspired by a news story about Salam (pictured right), a refugee forced to sleep on the Spanish streets despite being a qualified urologist and speaking five languages.

“I always do things and don’t talk about them,” said the duke.

“But in this moment I feel so sensitive about this, so angry, so helpless in the face of what is happening that of course I agreed to speak.”

His mother, the Duchess of Alba, had more titles than anyone else on the planet and passed away in November.

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