María Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Birth Name: María Teresa Mestre y Batista
Place of Birth: Marianao, Havana, Cuba
Date of Birth: 22 March, 1956
Ethnicity: Cuban [Spanish [Andalusian, Asturian, Basque, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Catalan, Extremaduran, Galician, and Leónese], as well as distant Azorean Portuguese, Belgian Walloon, French, Irish
María Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg is the wife of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. She has been Grand Duchess consort of Luxembourg, since 7 October, 2000.
She is the daughter of María Teresa Batista y Falla and José Antonio Mestre y Álvarez. She has five children with Henri, Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Prince Félix, Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Sébastien.
María Teresa’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandfather, Salvador Mestre.
María Teresa’s paternal grandfather was José Antonio Mestre y Ramos-Almeyda (the son of Francisco Mestre y Fernández-Criado and Matilde Ramos-Almeyda y Gómez). José was born in El Cerro, La Habana, Cuba. Francisco was the son of Francisco Javier Mestre y Domínguez and María Luisa Fernández-Criado y Gómez. Matilde was the daughter of Francisco Javier Mestre y Domínguez and María Luisa Fernández-Criado y Gómez.
María Teresa’s paternal grandmother was María Narcisa Álvarez y Tabió (the daughter of Lucas Álvarez y Cerice and Narcisa Tabió y de la Lanza). María was born in Santiago de las Vegas, La Habana, Cuba. Lucas was the son of Lucas Alvarez y Guillén and Agueda de la Encarnación Cerice y Lima. María Teresa’s great-grandmother Narcisa was the daughter of Pablo Tabió y Rodríguez and Rosa de la Lanza y Espinosa de los Monteros.
María Teresa’s maternal grandfather was Agustín Batista y González de Mendoza (the son of Melchor Batista y Varona and Julia González de Mendoza y Pedroso). Agustín was born in La Habana, Cuba. Melchor was the son of Melchor Batista y Caballero and Irene de Varona y de la Torre. Julia was the daughter of Antonio González de Mendoza y Bonilla and María de las Mercedes Pedroso y Montalvo.
María Teresa’s maternal grandmother was María Teresa Falla y Bonet (the daughter of Laureano Falla y Gutiérrez and María Dolores Bonet y Mora). Maria Teresa’s grandmother María Teresa was born in Santa Isabel de Las Lajas, Las Villas, Cuba. Laureano was born in Anero, Cantabria, Spain, to Juan Manuel Falla y Gutiérrez and Isabella Juana Gutiérrez y Diego. Dolores was the daughter of Cristóbal Bonet y Pí and Maria Adelaida Mora y González de Avila.
María Teresa’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her twelfth great-grandmother, Andrea de Morales.
Source: Genealogy of Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg – http://www.geni.com