Grand duchess of Luxembourg visits Cuba
Maria Teresa arrived here Friday with two of her five children for a private
They were staying at a Havana hotel and planned to stay until next week, relatives
Born Maria Teresa Mestre in 1956, the little girl who grew up to marry
European royalty left Cuba with her family in October 1959 -- 10 months after
Fidel Castro took power.
The family first lived in New York, later moving to Spain and then finally
Geneva. Maria Teresa met then-Crown Prince Henri of Luxembourg at the
University of Geneva, where she obtained her doctorate in political science in 1980.
The couple wed the following year.
Henri became Luxembourg's monarch, the Grand Duke, in 2000 when his father,
Grand Duke Jean, abdicated the throne to the small, wealthy country wedged
between Belgium, France and Germany.
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