A 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.
Cayetano 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.
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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