The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-29-2004, 03:23 PM
gogm's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Francisco Bay area, United States
Posts: 200
The Family and Ancestry of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

Fireweaver posted this on 9/6/03:

"It would nevertheless be wrong to assume that the multicultural life of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa has all been plain sailing. Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista was born in Havana before the Cuban revolution and lived there until she was three years old. In October 1959, however, her parents José Antonio Mestre and Maria Teresa Batista-Falla de Mestre decided to leave Cuba and move to New York. However, the move from revolutionary Cuba to the USA did not remain the family's sole endeavour, and after six years in New York they decided to move again and settle in Switzerland. This meant that even the young Maria Teresa had to make the effort familiar to many immigrants of normalising her life in a new country. At the same time she adopted the right attitude towards settling into a new culture: "My parents taught me that one should always be optimistic about the future and not languish in nostalgia for a past that no longer exists.”

I believe this note by Fireweaver is the oldest thread in the Luxembourg page.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-05-2004, 02:25 PM
bct88's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: , United States
Posts: 181
Are Maria Teresa's parents still alive?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-10-2004, 08:45 AM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 86
Who were Maria Theresa´s parents? Did they come from noble families?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2004, 09:12 AM
drimal's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Belvaux, Luxembourg
Posts: 469
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was born in Havana, Cuba, on 22 March 1956, to José Antonio Mestre and Maria Teresa Batista-Falla de Mestre.
In October 1959, at the time of the revolution, Maria Teresa Mestre left Cuba with her parents. The family settled in New York where, as a young girl, she was a pupil at Marymount School.

That's some cutting of a report about Maria Teresa I found on the web and which I post a few posts ago in this thread. Her parents were rich, but not nobles. Her mother Maria Teresa Batista-Falla de Mestre was related with a certain Fulgencio Batista (1901-1973), the president of Cuba (1954-1955) and pro-american. I have found a report from him on the web and the adversary of Fidel Castro seems to be not a nice (quite a nasty) person (basing on all I read about him). He was involved in the Cuban Revolution in the fifties and lead a tough regime.


And here you find two links of this Fulgencio Batista: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista
http://www.historyofcuba.com/history...cts/batist.htm


Note: It is perhabs because of the relationship to this Fulgencio Batista that Maria Teresa and her parents have to leave Cuba.:(
What's your opinion after reading the reports of him? If this is all true poor Maria Teresa certainly doesn't had a happy childhood! After all she was not responsible for a related person involved in a revolution!:(

Please don't take me wrong to write this article. You know that I respect and like Maria Teresa and this is not to harm her in anyway. I have only found this reports on the web and want to show it to you.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-10-2004, 09:16 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,226
Yes that is actually true. Weren't here parents plantation owners or something?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-11-2004, 04:16 AM
hillary_nugent's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: , Australia
Posts: 3,070
Was her family very wealthy?
__________________
I came. I saw. I posted.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-09-2006, 12:02 PM
msfroyste's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: the northeastern corner of a state, United States
Posts: 561
The Family of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

sorry moderators, but to help those unfamiliar to the forum and these threads; to sum it up quickly, basically, it was henri's mother, josephine -charlotte, whom was against the marriage, becasue of the fact that mt was from cuba, with gd jean having a few reservations at first. but henri stood up and fought for mt, and gd jean agreed, however, j-c never fully warmed to her until the end. basically that's what i gather from all that i've heard about it. mt's family fled cuba during the communist revolution there in the late 1950's when batista himself fled; i believe she's related to batista via her mother, and her father had benefited greatly from batista's regime. so it only made since that they leave too. the rest is history, and more info can be found all around the threads. for the most part, i'm of the opinion that mt gets along quite well with most of her in-laws, and this can be seen from the many random snaps of the family interacting with each other at various events. hopes this helps. yes, guillaume has grown up quite well.
__________________
" I do what I please, and I do it with ease." - Martha Stewart
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-09-2006, 05:00 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,226
Besides, Batista wasn't the nicest guy to his people. To be related to that is kind of bad.
__________________
Hasta la vista, baby!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-10-2006, 01:23 PM
Lindy's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
Besides, Batista wasn't the nicest guy to his people. To be related to that is kind of bad.
She in NOT related to him!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-10-2006, 03:48 PM
Kelly's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Washington, United States
Posts: 1,110
I thought she was related to them except they weren't that close.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-10-2006, 04:09 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,226
I had always heard that they were related.
__________________
Hasta la vista, baby!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-11-2006, 04:31 AM
msfroyste's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: the northeastern corner of a state, United States
Posts: 561
so have i, via her mother. lindy, could you please fill us in on what you know?
__________________
" I do what I please, and I do it with ease." - Martha Stewart
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-13-2006, 07:22 AM
madeleine victoria's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: cavite, Philippines
Posts: 775
wow! loads of info about that. anyway, thanks for that.. for what i can see the grand ducal family is the most loving, most united family other than the spanish royal family. thank god henri and mt survived their relationship! MT is one great woman!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-21-2006, 12:35 PM
Lindy's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by msfroyste
mt's family fled cuba during the communist revolution there in the late 1950's when batista himself fled; i believe she's related to batista via her mother, and her father had benefited greatly from batista's regime. so it only made since that they leave too.
It is true that Maria Teresa's maternal grandfather and President Batista had the same last name. However, they are not related.

MT's grandfather, Agustin Batista y Gonzalez de Mendoza was born in Havana in 1899. He was President of the Trust Bank of Cuba and along with sugar czar, Julo Lobo, was one of the the most notable personalities of the Cuban Beourgeoise. He was a great supporter of the arts and the Cuban Philharmonic Orchesta was almost entirely financed by Agustin Batista. His protrait can be seen behind a family picture of the Mestre family sitting around piano when Maria Teresa is about seven.

Fulgencio Batista was born in 1901 to peasant laborers of mixed descent (black, white, Indian and Chinese) who lived and worked on a sugar plantation. He worked from a young age and went to an American Quarker school at night. He later joined the Cuban army and became president of Cuba in the 30's.

Maria Teresa's family left in the late fifties when they were able to leave along with their large family fortune. They did not leave because they were related to Batista. Many, many people left Cuba at that time.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-22-2006, 02:28 AM
msfroyste's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: the northeastern corner of a state, United States
Posts: 561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindy
It is true that Maria Teresa's maternal grandfather and President Batista had the same last name. However, they are not related.

MT's grandfather, Agustin Batista y Gonzalez de Mendoza was born in Havana in 1899. He was President of the Trust Bank of Cuba and along with sugar czar, Julo Lobo, was one of the the most notable personalities of the Cuban Beourgeoise. He was a great supporter of the arts and the Cuban Philharmonic Orchesta was almost entirely financed by Agustin Batista. His protrait can be seen behind a family picture of the Mestre family sitting around piano when Maria Teresa is about seven.

Fulgencio Batista was born in 1901 to peasant laborers of mixed descent (black, white, Indian and Chinese) who lived and worked on a sugar plantation. He worked from a young age and went to an American Quarker school at night. He later joined the Cuban army and became president of Cuba in the 30's.

Maria Teresa's family left in the late fifties when they were able to leave along with their large family fortune. They did not leave because they were related to Batista. Many, many people left Cuba at that time.
i stand corrected. thanks for the info and insight lindy.
__________________
" I do what I please, and I do it with ease." - Martha Stewart
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-02-2006, 06:16 PM
Heiress Victoria's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 77
your welcome.. can anybody post photos of MT's family??.. the siblings that she names in the interview..antonio.. becuase people say that guillume is very much alike to his uncle antonio..
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-12-2006, 04:57 PM
Kelly's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Washington, United States
Posts: 1,110
Antonio, where does he live? Is he the one living in florida or geneva?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-13-2006, 11:43 PM
msfroyste's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: the northeastern corner of a state, United States
Posts: 561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelly
Antonio, where does he live? Is he the one living in florida or geneva?
i believe antonio is mt's brother that lives in florida and i think it was mentioned in the article.
__________________
" I do what I please, and I do it with ease." - Martha Stewart
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-20-2007, 04:33 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 332
Grand Duchess Maria Teresias mother and father? grandmother and grandfather? Photo?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-22-2007, 10:14 PM
suturegeisha's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fort Mill, United States
Posts: 793
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jose
Grand Duchess Maria Teresias mother and father? grandmother and grandfather? Photo?
Her mother and father are in this photo [her dad is sitting in the chair, and her mother is dressed in pink].
I can honestly say I've never seen a photo of her grandparents, nor a recent photo of her parents, even.
__________________

__________________
[COLOR="Purple"]What is a wedding? Webster's Dictionary defines a wedding as "The process of removing weeds from one's garden."
--Homer Simpson, giving a lecture on marriage
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
grand duchess maria teresa


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Current Events Part 6 (March 2008 - ) kwanfan Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 508 04-14-2014 02:24 PM
Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Current Events 5 (June 2006-Mar 2008) Danielle Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 203 03-03-2008 11:55 PM
Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Current Events 4 (February-June 2006) Alexandria Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 193 06-04-2006 02:14 AM
Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Current Events 3 (Aug 2005 - Feb 2006) Gabriella Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 242 02-08-2006 07:32 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth birthday bourbon-parma camilla charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria danish royals engagement fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hohenzollern infanta elena king abdullah king abdullah ii king albert ii king carl xvi gustav king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander olympic games picture thread pom pregnancy prince albert prince albert ii prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince frederik prince henrik prince joachim prince laurent princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess charlene daytime fashion princess haya princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess maxima queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia state visit wedding willem-alexander william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:04 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]