On March 22, 1956, María Teresa Mestre y Batista-Falla was born in Havana, Cuba.
The Grand Duchess’s life has been an interesting one to say the least. When Maria Teresa was just a wee tot she and her family fled Cuba during the revolution in 1959 and moved to New York City. In time the family moved to Europe. After graduating high school the lovely Maria Teresa Mestre enrolled at the University of Geneva in Switzerland where she majored in political science. It was during her time at university that she met and eventually married the handsome and never aging (a then) Hereditary Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.
On February 14, 1981, the couple married in a beautiful Catholic ceremony at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Today, the couple have five children, two grand-children, and the people of Luxembourg admire her for her compassion, kindness, and warmth.
Yeah, she’s awesome. 🙂
So, Happy Birthday to the lovely Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg!