The scandal surrounding the management of the personnel of the Grand Ducal family highlighted the absence of a clearly defined status for the Grand Duke's wife. A vagueness affecting other consort queens and First Ladies as well.
"Being part of a royal family is a special responsibility. It is a life that leads you to give up your freedom, it is a life of commitment to your country and especially of service." This lesson in dedication and self-sacrifice was given by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in an interview broadcast on ABC's Good Morning America on April 27.
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Queen, Grand Duchess or First Lady, a tailor-made role
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