Rafael de Medina, 20th Duke of Feria

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Rafael de Medina
Born (1978-07-25) July 25, 1978 (age 38)
Spain Madrid, Spain
Title Duke of Feria
Tenure 2002 - present
Other titles Marquis of Villalba
Grandee of Spain
Spouse(s) Laura Vecino de Acha
Issue Rafael de Medina Vecino
Laura de Medina Vecino (twins)[1]
Parents Don Rafael 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 style The Most Excellent
Spoken style Sir

Don Rafael de Medina y Abascal, 20th Duke of Feria, Grandee of Spain (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 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 (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