The world saw her dancing with delight on her wedding day.
But twinkle-toed activities are off the agenda for the billionaire Duchess of Alba for the foreseeable future.
The Spanish aristocrat has broken her hip bone after falling at her ancestral home, Las Dueñas Palace.
Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 85, had to cancel a promotional event on Wednesday for her memoirs, I, Cayetana after the accident.
The head of the book's publishing company assured journalists that the duchess was well and had returned to her residence after spending the morning in hospital.
Doctors have ordered complete rest as she recovers.
The much-loved duchess wed civil servant Alfonso Diez – who is, at 61, 24 years her junior – on October 2.
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