The younger brother of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa is suffering from severe health problems and has been admitted to the intensive care unit.

The Grand Ducal Court announced that the Grand Duchess is visiting her younger brother Luis Mestre at the hospital. She was consequently forced to cancel all official appointments and duties this week.

Apart from her brother Luis Mestre, the Grand Duchess also has a sister called Catalina. Her older brother José Antonio Mestre passed away in Miami on 16 February 2015 at the age of 62.