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Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 07-24-2018, 09:26 PM
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Posted By Rayarena
Interesting information about Richard O'Farrill...

Interesting information about Richard O'Farrill O'Daly a founding ancestor of Maria Teresa's family: https://farrellhistory.wordpress.com/richard-farrill-i-of-montserrat/
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 03-16-2017, 02:21 AM
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Posted By Rayarena
I have always maintained that Maria Teresa...

I have always maintained that Maria Teresa although born without titles of nobility was in deed a descendant of nobility unlike the other well-known commoner consorts, i.e. Kate Middleton, Maxima,...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 10-08-2014, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Rayarena
Here's a portrait of two of Maria Teresa's noble...

Here's a portrait of two of Maria Teresa's noble ancestors: Don Gabriel Beltrán de Santa Cruz y Aranda, Conde de Jaruco and Doña Teresa Montalvo y O’Farrill, La Condesa de Jaruco.

Condes de...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 10-02-2014, 05:35 AM
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Posted By Rayarena
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, Grand...

As I have mentioned in earlier posts, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa descends on her mother's side from the aristocratic and very wealthy Montalvo-O'Farrill, a family of colonial era Cuban merchants and...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 10-24-2012, 06:22 AM
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Posted By Rayarena
Actually, despite Henri's less variant blood line...

Actually, despite Henri's less variant blood line [royal on both sides and high degree of intermarriage no doubt], it seems that his family is healthier than M-T's. After all, his father is already...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 01-06-2011, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Rayarena
Maria Teresa's family on her mother's side was in...

Maria Teresa's family on her mother's side was in fact part of the West Indian plantocracy. It was basically founded by the union of two very powerful 17th century families. In 1690, Richard O'Daly...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 12-24-2010, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Rayarena
Josjul, thank you for providing further details...

Josjul, thank you for providing further details of Maria Teresa's impressive family tree! As I've mentioned before, when one looks at MT's family tree and that of other recent commoner princess...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 09-02-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 94
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Posted By Rayarena
i look forward to your findings!!!

i look forward to your findings!!!
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 08-21-2010, 02:09 AM
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Posted By Rayarena
Josjul, thank you for your amazing and detailed...

Josjul, thank you for your amazing and detailed outline of MT's pedigree. I'm really quite astonished that more has not been written about MT's ancestry, or better put, astonished that what has been...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 12-31-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
Yes, not only is Maria Teresa a genuine blood...

Yes, not only is Maria Teresa a genuine blood relative to the former Queen of Belgium, but she, herself, becomes monarch of a country that is right next to Belgium, a country that shares so much...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 12-26-2009, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Rayarena
Shikha, thank you. And I looked at your Royal...

Shikha, thank you. And I looked at your Royal Blog. Good work! You did a good job of finding royal lookalikes! Yes, Maria Teresa does look like Rumpa Roy Chauhan (India"s first Perfect Bride)! [smile]
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 12-25-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
I found some interesting documentation which I...

I found some interesting documentation which I include herein [PDF format] that looks at the former Queen of Belgium, Fabiola's ancestry and Maria Teresa of Luxembourg's ancestry, and they...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 09-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
In Rosario's case, its not surprising, since who...

In Rosario's case, its not surprising, since who is most likely to associate with a blueblood, but another blueblood.

I did a Wikipedia search on her and apparently, she's a noble. He is what it...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 09-27-2009, 05:06 PM
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Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
Iowabelle, who's Princess Rosario? I never heard...

Iowabelle, who's Princess Rosario? I never heard of her. By the way, in mentioning latinas, you forgot to mention Maxima of Holland.

Susan alicia:

>>not that...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 09-27-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
Maria Teresa is a direct descendant of the 7th...

Maria Teresa is a direct descendant of the 7th grandson of Pedro I de Castilla [Peter I of Castille].

Here is some information on this king: Peter of Castile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 09-09-2009, 10:25 AM
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Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
Yes, Prince Joachim of Denmark.

Yes, Prince Joachim of Denmark.
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 09-09-2009, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Rayarena
No of course not. There is nothing bad with that....

No of course not. There is nothing bad with that. Maybe she does have a black ancestor? My remark wasn't driven by prejudice or anything like that. It's just that people say so many things and most...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 09-08-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
I also remember reading that unsubstantiated...

I also remember reading that unsubstantiated allegation. Supposedly, on her father's side [not her mother's side], there is some remote black relative. But that has never been proven and sounds like...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 09-07-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
It's sad what Maria Teresa had to endure. I...

It's sad what Maria Teresa had to endure. I wonder if Silvia Sommerlath had to go endure the same. Then again, Gustav didn't have parents to contend with. I believe that they had passed away by the...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 06-22-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
As I have said before, Maria Teresa comes from a...

As I have said before, Maria Teresa comes from a very old family with roots dating back to the 1700's. Here's a Youtube video of one Maria Teresa's ancestral palaces in Old Havana. This is the...
Forum: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa 06-20-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 47,794
Posted By Rayarena
More on Maria Teresa's Illustrious Ancestry

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa's mother also named Maria Teresa is a descendant of very prominent Cuban families that date back to the 1700's. These families are the Montalvo and O'Farrill families. I...
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