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Maria Teresa's brother dies aged 62
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Maria Teresa's brother dies aged 62

17.02.2015 From our online archive
José Antonio Mestre, the older brother of Luxembourg Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, died on Monday aged 62 in Miami.

(CS) José Antonio Mestre, the older brother of Luxembourg Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, died on Monday aged 62 in Miami.

The royal household issued the following statement on Monday evening around 8pm:

“Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke, the Grand Duchess and the members of the Grand Ducal family announce with great sadness the death of Mr José Antonio Mestre, the older brother of Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess, which occurred today in Miami at age 62.”

The Grand Duchess's brother had reportedly been suffering from health problems for some time.

Maria Teresa has two other siblings, Luis and Catalina.

The Mestre y Bautista family is of Cuban origin but left the country in 1959, settling in New York.