First Lady of Malta

May 25, 2009 | Tags: , , | Category: First Ladies

Margaret Abela, First Lady of Malta

Margaret Abela, First Lady of Malta

Margaret Abela, First Lady of Malta

Mrs. Margaret Abela, spouse of the President of Malta, was born in Valletta on the 14th March 1949. She received her elementary education with the Franciscan nuns at the PilarSchool in Valletta, her primary education at St. Elmo Primary School and her secondary education at Maria Assumpta Secondary and Technical School in Hamrun.

On completion of her formal education, Mrs. Abela started working on a full time basis in the administration department of the Old University of Malta in Valletta, and later on at Tal-Qroqq, Msida.

Once married, she dedicated all her time to her family, whilst at the same time carrying out administrative work at the legal office run by her husband and subsequently also by her son, Robert.

For a number of years, Mrs. Abela was socially involved in the Tarxien Parish community, where she used to give catechism lessons to children preparing for their First Holy Communion.

She married Dr. George Abela on the 23rd May 1976 and they have two children, Robert who is a practicing lawyer by profession, and Maria who is a Communications graduate and specialising in “Canto Lirico” at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan.

Mrs. Abela’s interests vary from doing half-cross stitching tapestries to long walks.