Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

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María Teresa
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in 2009
Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg
Tenure7 October 2000 – present
BornMaría Teresa Mestre y Batista
(1956-03-22) 22 March 1956 (age 67)
Marianao, Havana, Cuba
IssueGuillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg,Prince Félix of Luxembourg, Prince Louis of Luxembourg,Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg,Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg
HouseLuxembourg-Nassau (by marriage) Bourbon-Parma (agnatic)
FatherJosé Antonio Mestre y Álvarez
MotherMaría Teresa Batista y Falla de Mestre
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Maria Teresa (born María Teresa Mestre y Batista; 22 March 1956) is the spouse of Grand Duke Henri, who acceded to the throne in 2000. She was born in Cuba.

Maria Teresa married Prince Henri of Luxembourg in a civil ceremony on 4 February 1981 and a religious ceremony on 14 February 1981. She received a bouquet of red roses as a wedding gift from the then Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

The couple has five children: Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Prince Félix of Luxembourg, Prince Louis of Luxembourg, Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg.

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 14 February 1981 – 7 October 2000: Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
  • 7 October 2000: Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

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