Today was the 10th anniversary of the ascension of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. By his side was his consort, the always cheerful and hardworking Havana-born Grand Duchess. Former Maria Teresa Mestre is very popular in the country as Maria Teresa's place is Numero Uno Lady of the Land. Unfortunately, she did not wear that well in private, feeling undermined by her mother-in-law.
Some of her criticisms are similar to that reported about then Crown Princess Michiko - commoner roots, scandal surrounding her family, not following protocol... This from her born-royal mother-in-law, former HRH Princess Josphine Charlotte of Belgium. Maria Teresa felt ground down. Her husband was reportedly a tower of strength, unlike the weaklings in the article below....
It wasn't until Josephine-Charlotte's death that Maria Teresa felt secure in her place.