Was Maria Teresa lying through her back teeth in that interview when she said her inlaws were 'adorable' and accepted her immediately, then? She certainly didn't think J-C was sweet and lovely when she gave that teary press conference years later. Were things OK at first and then disintegrated later, perhaps? It's a bit of a strange interview really, in that regard.
Rosella, you make a good point since this Hello! interview was published in May, 2002 and her "teary" press luncheon was held in June, 2002.http://www.telegraph.co.u...chess-does-a-Lady-Di.html
I do think that things were ok at first. By all accounts Josephine-Charlotte supported Henri, as she wanted him to marry for love, unlike herself. And then, what bad could be said about Maria Teresa ... perfectly raised by conservative, wealthy, Roman Catholic parents. She was pretty, well-educated, and accomplished.
Somehow things went terribly wrong. Some think that it was due to the fact that J-C was never popular with the Luxembourg people, whereas Maria Teresa was embraced for her warmth and outgoing personality. And Josephine-Charlotte knew how to hold a grudge. Her son, Prince Jean, once said in a PdV interview that his parents refused to attend his sons' christenings as a matter of principle. (The principle being that his first child was born out of wedlock.) His siblings supported him by attending without their parents.