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Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
left Cuba with her parents, because the new government headed by Fidel Castro confiscated her family properties. The family settled in New York City,

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For other uses, see Maria Theresa (disambiguation). This article uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mestre and the second or maternal family name is Batista. Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg María Teresa Mestre y BatistaGrand Duchess Maria Teresa in 2009Grand Duchess consort of LuxembourgTenure7 October 2000 – presentBornMaría Teresa Mestre y Batista
(1956-03-22) 22 March 1956 (age 64)
Marianao, Havana, CubaSpouseHenri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (m. 1981)Issue
  • Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • Prince Félix
  • Prince Louis
  • Princess Alexandra
  • Prince Sébastien
FatherJosé Antonio Mestre y ÁlvarezMotherMaría Teresa Batista y Falla de MestreReligionRoman Catholicism Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg
  • HRH The Grand Duke
    HRH The Grand Duchess
    • HRH The Hereditary Grand Duke
      HRH The Hereditary Grand Duchess
      • HRH Prince Charles
    • HRH Prince Félix
      HRH Princess Claire
      • HRH Princess Amalia*
      • HRH Prince Liam*
    • HRH Prince Louis
      • HRH Prince Gabriel*
      • HRH Prince Noah*
    • HRH Princess Alexandra
    • HRH Prince Sébastien
  • HI&RH Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria
  • HRH Prince Jean
    Countess Diane
    • HRH Princess Marie-Gabrielle*
    • HRH Prince Constantin*
    • HRH Prince Wenceslas*
    • HRH Prince Carl-Johan*
  • HRH Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
  • HRH Prince Guillaume
    HRH Princess Sibilla
    • HRH Prince Paul Louis*
    • HRH Prince Léopold*
    • HRH Princess Charlotte*
    • HRH Prince Jean*

HRH The Dowager Countess of Holstein-Ledreborg

HRH Princess Joan

  • HRH Princess Charlotte, Mrs. Cunningham
  • HRH Prince Robert
    HRH Princess Julie
    • HRH Princess Charlotte*
    • HRH Prince Alexandre*
    • HRH Prince Frederik*
* Only prince/ss of Nassau
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Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (born María Teresa Mestre y Batista on 22 March 1956) is a Cuban-born humanitarian and philanthropist. She is the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg as the spouse of Grand Duke Henri, who acceded to the throne in 2000.

Contents
  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Social and humanitarian interests
  • 3 Family
  • 4 Titles, styles, and honours
    • 4.1 Titles and styles
    • 4.2 Honours
      • 4.2.1 National honours
      • 4.2.2 Foreign honours
      • 4.2.3 Dynastic Orders
  • 5 Footnotes
  • 6 External links
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Maria Teresa was born in 22 March 1956 in Marianao, Havana, Cuba, to José Antonio Mestre y Álvarez (Vedado, Havana, 1926–1993) and wife (m. Vedado, Havana, 1951) María Teresa Batista y Falla de Mestre (Vedado, Havana, 1928–1988), both from bourgeois families of Spanish descent.[1]

The Mestre family have as their patriarch Arnau Mestre, born Landorthe, who married in 1625 in San Pedro de Ribas (Sant Pere de Ribes). One of his descendants, Francisco Mestre y Roig Benaprés (born in 1787 in Sitges) travelled to Cuba in 1830 where he married Josefa Dominguez y Morales (born in 1764, daughter of Andres Domínguez Bencomo and Manuela Morales Ponce de León), being the founder of the Mestre family in Cuba. The Grand Duchess also descends through her father from the Spanish Espinosa de los Monteros noble family.

Her maternal grandparents were Agustín Batista y González de Mendoza (Batista family member with possessions in the town of Puerto de Santa María del Príncipe and no family relationship with Fulgencio Batista), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Trust Company of Cuba and María Teresa Falla Bonet, daughter of the Spanish tycoon Laureano Falla Gutierrez, a millionaire businessman whose fortune was made up of several sugar mills, two banks (one of which is The Trust Company of Cuba), and other goods, which were confiscated by the government of the Revolution.

In October 1959, at the time of the Cuban Revolution, Maria Teresa Mestre left Cuba with her parents, because the new government headed by Fidel Castro confiscated her family properties. The family settled in New York City, where, as a young girl, she was a pupil at Marymount School. From 1961 she carried on her studies at the Lycée Français de New York. In her childhood, Maria Teresa Mestre took ballet and singing courses. She practices skiing, ice-skating and water sports. She has lived in Santander, Spain, and Geneva, Switzerland.

In 1980 she graduated from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva with a degree in political sciences.

Social and humanitarian interests

Soon after her marriage, Maria Teresa and the then Hereditary Grand Duke Henri established The Prince Henri and Princess Maria Teresa Foundation to help those with special needs integrate fully into society.[2] In 2001, she and her husband created The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess Foundation, launched upon the accession of the couple as the new Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg.[3] In 2004, the Grand Duke Henri and the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Foundation was created after the merging of the two previous foundations.[3]

In 1997, Maria Teresa was made a special ambassador for UNESCO, working to expand education for young girls and women and help to fight poverty.[2]

Since 2005, Maria Teresa has been the chairwoman of the international jury of the European Microfinance Award, which annually awards holders of microfinance and inclusive finance initiatives in developing countries. Also, since 2006, Maria Teresa has been honorary president of the LuxFLAG (Luxembourg Fund Labeling Agency), the first agency to label responsible microfinance investment funds around the world.[4]

On 19 April 2007, the Grand Duchess was appointed UNICEF Eminent Advocate for Children,[5] in which role she has visited Brazil (2007),[6] China (2008),[7] and Burundi (2009).[8]

She is a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee.[9] She is also the president of the Luxembourg Red Cross and the Cancer Foundation.[2][4] In 2016, she organized the first international forum on learning disabilities in Luxembourg.[4]

In October 2016, Maria Teresa accepted an invitation to join the eminent international Council of Patrons of the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The university, which is the product of east-west foundational partnerships (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundation, IKEA Foundation, etc.) and regional cooperation, serves extraordinarily talented women from 15 countries across Asia and the Middle East.[10][11]

In 2019, Maria Teresa presented her initiative "Stand Speak Rise Up!" to end sexual violence in fragile environments, launched in cooperation with the Women’s Forum and with the support of the Luxembourg government. The conference is in partnership with the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation and We Are Not Weapons of War.[12]

Family

Maria Teresa Mestre married Prince Henri of Luxembourg in a civil ceremony on 4 February 1981 and a religious ceremony on 14 February 1981. The consent of the Grand Duke had been previously given on 7 November 1980. She received a bouquet of red roses as a wedding gift from the then Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

The couple have five children and five grandchildren:

  • Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, born 11 November 1981, married Belgian Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy on 20 October 2012 in Luxembourg.
    • Prince Charles of Luxembourg, born 10 May 2020
  • Prince Félix of Luxembourg, born 3 June 1984, married German Claire Margareta Lademacher on 17 (the civil wedding, which took place in Königstein im Taunus, Germany) and 23 (the religious wedding, which took place in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France) September 2013.
    • Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa of Nassau, born 15 June 2014
    • Prince Liam of Nassau, born 28 November 2016
  • Prince Louis of Luxembourg, born 3 August 1986, who married Tessy Antony on 29 September 2006 in Gilsdorf, Luxembourg and divorced in 2019. The couple has two sons:
    • Prince Gabriel of Nassau, born 12 March 2006
    • Prince Noah of Nassau, born 21 September 2007
  • Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, born 16 February 1991
  • Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, born 16 April 1992
Titles, styles, and honours Styles of
Maria Teresa,
spouse of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Reference styleHer Royal HighnessSpoken styleYour Royal Highness The Grand Duke Henri, his wife Maria Teresa and their son Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke. Titles and styles
  • 22 March 1956 - 14 February 1981: Miss María Teresa Mestre y Batista
  • 14 February 1981 - 7 October 2000: Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
  • 7 October 2000 – Present: Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Honours See also: List of honours of the Luxembourgish Grand-Ducal Family by country This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. National honours
  •  Luxembourg:
    • Dame of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau[13][14][15]
Foreign honours
  •  Austria:
    • Grand Star of the Order of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria[16]
  •  Belgium:
    • Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold[17][18]
  •  Brazil:
    • Grand Cross of the Order of the Southern Cross[19]
  •  Denmark:
    • Knight of the Order of the Elephant[20][21][22][23]
  •  Finland:
    • Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland[24][25][26]
  •  France:
    • Grand Cross of the Order of National Merit
  •  Greece:
    • Grand Cross of the Order of Beneficence[27]
  •  Italy:
    • Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic[28]
  •  Japan:
    • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown, Paulownia[29]
  •  Latvia:
    • Grand Cross of the Order of the Three Stars[30]
  •  Netherlands:
    • Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown[31]
    • Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion[32][33]
  •  Norway:
    • Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Olav[34][35]
  •  Portugal:
    • Grand Cross of the Order of Christ[36]
    • Grand Cross of the Order of Saint James of the Sword[36]
    • Grand Cross of the Order of Infante Henry[37]
  •  Romania:
    • Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Romania[38]
  •  Spain:
    • Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III[39][40]
  •  Sweden:
    • Member of the Royal Order of the Seraphim[41][42]
    • Member Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Polar Star[43][44][45]
    • Recipient of the 50th Birthday Badge Medal of King Carl XVI Gustaf[46][47]
Dynastic Orders
  • Portuguese Royal Family:
    • Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Saint Isabel[48][49]
Footnotes
  1. ^ "Ancestry of Maria Teresa Mestre, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg". www.wargs.com. Retrieved 2020-02-05..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:12px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}
  2. ^ a b c "Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg". Unofficial Royalty. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Charity Spotlight: Foundation of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg". royalcentral.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "La Grande-Duchesse" [The Grand Duchess]. Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg (in French). Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  5. ^ "HRH Grand Duchess of Luxembourg becomes Eminent Advocate for Children". UNICEF. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  6. ^ "UNICEF Eminent Advocate for Children visits AIDS projects in São Paulo". UNICEF. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  7. ^ "Summer camp aims to help children in China affected by AIDS". UNICEF. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  8. ^ "Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg visits Burundi". UNICEF. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  9. ^ "Honorary Board". IPC.
  10. ^ "Her Royal Highness Joins the Asian University for Women Council of Patrons". finance.yahoo.com.
  11. ^ "CURRICULUM VITAE OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS GRAND DUCHESS MARIA TERESA OF LUXEMBOURG" (PDF). monarchie.lu.
  12. ^ "About". Stand Speak Rise Up! Official Website. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  13. ^ Official photo of the Grand-Ducal couple
  14. ^ The Royal Correspondent
  15. ^ "Luxarazzi: New Family Portraits of the Grand Ducal Family". lux-arazzi.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  16. ^ "L'actualité des royautés, "Henri et Maria Teresa en Autriche"" (in French). Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  17. ^ Group Photo
  18. ^ Photo with Order of Leopold illustrating an article of "Noblesse et Royautes" website Archived 2012-12-20 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ DECRETO DE 3 DE DEZEMBRO DE 2007 - website JusBrasil
  20. ^ "Modtagere af danske dekorationer". kongehuset.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  21. ^ Borger.dk Archived 2013-12-07 at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ "Diamonds and sapphires: Stephanie's tiara choices". hellomagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  23. ^ Noblesse et Royautés, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2012-10-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) article about grand-ducal jewels
  24. ^ President of Finland
  25. ^ Alamy
  26. ^ Tumblr
  27. ^ www.gouvernement.lu/ Archived 2013-01-10 at the Wayback Machine, State visit of President Stephanopoulos in Luxembourg, July 2001
  28. ^ "Noblesse et Royautes" website Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, State visit of Italian President Napolitano in Luxembourg, february 2009
  29. ^ "Foreign recipients list". Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  30. ^ Latvian Presidency, Recipients list (.doc) Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  31. ^ "Royal Bling". Pinterest. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  32. ^ The royal forums, State visit of Luxembourg to Netherlands, 2006, Photo
  33. ^ "Noblesse et Royautes" website Archived 2012-04-24 at the Wayback Machine, State visit of Queen Beatrix in Luxembourg, 21-23 march 2012
  34. ^ "Noblesse et Royautes" website Archived 2011-08-24 at the Wayback Machine, State visit of Grand-Dukes in Norway, 30 May - 1 June 2011
  35. ^ "Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and King Carl gustaf of Sweden arrive for..." Getty Images. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  36. ^ a b Portugal Presidency, Decorations to foreigners, (type "Maria Teresa" then "Pesquisar")
  37. ^ State visit in Louxembourg
  38. ^ Romanian Presidency website, Recipients of the order (Excel sheet) Archived 2014-03-28 at the Wayback Machine
  39. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado
  40. ^ Spanish Royal Family website, State visit of Juan Carlos & Sofia in Luxembourg, April 2007, Photo of the Sovereign couples
  41. ^ "Noblesse et Royautes" website Archived 2011-01-23 at the Wayback Machine, Victoria of Sweden's wedding, June 2010
  42. ^ Blogspot
  43. ^ "revue.lu - Hochzeit des Jahres". Pinterest. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
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  45. ^ Tiaras and trianon
  46. ^ Gettyimages
  47. ^ Royaux Suedois
  48. ^ Order of Saint Isabel
  49. ^ Noblesse et Royautes Archived 2013-09-20 at the Wayback Machine, Order of Saint Isabel awarded to several Gotha personalities
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Luxembourgish royalty Preceded by
Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg
Duchess consort of Nassau

2000 – present Incumbent
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Princesses of Luxembourg by marriageThe generations are numbered from the ascension of Adolphe as Grand Duke of Luxembourg in 1890.1st generation
  • Infanta Maria Ana of Portugal*
2nd generation
  • None
3rd generation
  • Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium*^
  • Joan Douglas Dillon*^
4th generation
  • Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista*
  • Sibilla Weiller y Torlonia*
  • Julie Ongaro*
5th generation
  • Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy*
  • Claire Lademacher*
  • Tessy Antony**
6th generation
  • None
* also a princess of Nassau by marriage
^also a princess of Bourbon-Parma by marriage
** title lost due to divorce
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Princesses of Nassau by marriageThe generations are numbered from the ascension of William as Duke of Nassau in 1816.1st generation
  • None
2nd generation
  • Infanta Maria Ana of Portugal*
3rd generation
  • None
4th generation
  • Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium*^
  • Joan Douglas Dillon*^
5th generation
  • María Teresa Mestre y Batista-Falla*
  • Sibilla Weiller y Torlonia*
  • Julie Ongaro*
6th generation
  • Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy*^
  • Tessy Antony*^
  • Claire Lademacher*
7th generation
  • None
* also a princess of Luxembourg by marriage
^also a princess of Bourbon-Parma by marriage
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Ducal consorts of NassauMaría Teresa Mestre y Batista-Falla*^ (2000-)
  • Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium*^ (1964–2000)
  • Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma**# (1919–1964)
  • Infanta Maria Ana of Portugal*^ (1905–1912)
  • Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau*^ (1851–1905)
  • Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia (1844–1845)
  • Princess Pauline of Württemberg (1829–1839)
  • Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen¶ (1816–1825)
* denotes titular Duchess
** denotes titular Prince consort
^ Also Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
# Also Prince consort of Luxembourg
¶ Also Princess consort of Nassau-Weilburg
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Grand Ducal consorts of LuxembourgMaría Teresa Mestre y Batista-Falla (2000-)
  • Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1964–2000)
  • Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma (1919–1964)
  • Infanta Maria Ana of Portugal (1905–1912)
  • Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau (1890–1905)
  • Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1879–1890)
  • Princess Sophie of Württemberg (1849–1877)
  • Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1840–1849)
  • Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia (1815–1837)
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