Visitors to the Palacio de Liria ascend a monumental domed stairway, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens during an early 20th-century restoratio
Cayetana, As a socialite, the duchess met famous VIPs from Spain and abroad. Jackie Kennedy visited her Seville palace, as did Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. In 1959 the duchess hosted one Dior show for charitable purposes in her Liria Palace in Madrid, together with designer Yves Saint Laurent. In her youth she posed for Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton and she appeared on the cover of Time and Harper's Bazaar.
Queen of diamonds: Together for the first time, the royal gems all cut from one legendary stone
Passed down the generations: The Queen as a child, left, with her mother who wore the Imperial State Crown before her, and, right, her grandmother Queen Mary who can be seen wearing one of the Cullinan Diamonds as a brooch