Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg

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.

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 68)
Marianao, Havana, Cuba
Spouse
IssueGuillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Prince Felix of Luxembourg

Prince Louis of Luxembourg

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

Prince Sebastian 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 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.

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  • 14 February 1981 – 7 October 2000: Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, Princess of Bourbon-Parma
  • 7 October 2000: Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, Princess of Bourbon-Parma

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