The tiny landlocked country of
Luxembourg, squeezed in between
Belgium, Germany and France, is not the
first place you would expect to find a
Cuban emigré, but its Grand Duchess,
Maria Theresa, is exactly that.
The little girl who would one day marry
into a venerable blue-blooded dynasty was
born in the Cuban capital of Havana in
1956. She left the country with her family
in 1959, part of the exodus of wealthy
Cubans in the early days of Fidel Castro's
revolution, and settled first in New York. Later, she moved on to Spain and finally
to Geneva, where she embarked on a
secret romance which was to end happily
at the altar in 1981. And that is how
we now find her in residence in
Luxembourg's Grand Ducal Palace, at
the side of her beloved husband, the
country's Grand Duke Henri.
For the full, remarkable story and stunning photos of the palace, see this week's issue of HELLO!.