Rafael de Medina, 20th Duke of Feria

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The Duke of Feria

Tenure2002 - present
Other titlesMarquess of Villalba
(GE)
Born (1978-07-25) July 25, 1978 (age 42)
Madrid, Spain
Spouse(s)Laura Vecino de Acha
Issue
Rafael de Medina y Vecino
Laura de Medina y Vecino (twins)[1]
ParentsRafael de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, 19th Duke of Feria
Natividad Abascal y Romero Toro
Styles of
The Duke of Feria
Escudo del ducado de Feria.svg
Reference styleThe Most Excellent
Spoken styleSir

Rafael de Medina y Abascal, 20th Duke of Feria, GE (Spanish pronunciation: [rafaˈel de meˈðina i aβaˈskal]) (born 25 September 1978) is the son of the late 19th Duke of Feria and the Spanish top-model Nati Abascal. He belongs to one of the most important families of Spain, the House of Medinaceli, being a grandson of Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli, and is a descendant of King Ferdinand I of Aragon.

Background[edit]

Rafael studied Finance in Washington and in New York. He subsequently worked for the company Credit Suisse. In 2002, he succeeded his father to the dukedom of Feria at the age of 23, therefore becoming one of the youngest dukes in the Spanish nobility. In 2007 he gave up his job to launch a project named Scalpers, a fashion line for men. Rafael is a celebrated member of the Spanish aristocracy and jet-set, entering the Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List in 2007. He currently resides in Madrid.

Wedding[edit]

The Duke married Laura Vecino de Acha on 16 October 2010.

Ancestry[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

Titles[edit]

Styles[edit]

  • The Most Excellent Don Rafael de Medina y Abascal (1978 - 2002)[2]
  • The Most Excellent The Duke of Feria (2002 -)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Their children (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Heirs apparents of Grandees of Spain are styled in the same way as their parents, The Most Excellent, while younger children are styled The Most Illustrious. Francisco López-Nieto y Mallo, Honores y Protocolo, 2 Volumes, Consultor, 2006. ISBN 84-7052-290-6 and ISBN 978-84-7052-290-1

References[edit]

Spanish nobility
Preceded by
Rafael de Medina
Duke of Feria
2002–present
Incumbent