First Lady of Albania
|First Lady of Albania|
|Residence||Presidential Palace of Tirana|
|Inaugural holder||Liri Berisha (de facto)|
|Formation||30 April 1991|
|Website||First Lady of Albania|
The Royal Consorts of Albania were the spouses of the Albanian Monarchs. They used the titles Queen of the Albanians, Queen of Albania, Princess of Albania, Lady of the Kingdom of Albania, etc.
The Principality of Albania was established on February 21, 1914 the consort of Prince William of Wied, Princess Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg became the Princess of Albania. Outside the country and in diplomatic correspondence, she was styled "Princess Consort", but in Albania he was referred to as Mbretëreshë, or Queen.
Role of the First Lady
The first lady is not an elected position, carries no official duties and brings no salary. Nonetheless, she participates in humanitarian and charitable work. Furthermore, many have taken an active role in campaigning for the president with whom they are associated. She accompanies the President in state and official visits abroad.
In April 2005 during the Funeral of Pope John Paul II the Prime Minister Fatos Nano tried to replace the President's daughter Mirela Moisiu with his new wife, Xhoana Nano. Prime Minister Nano tried to usurp for his wife the First Lady title, forcing members of the Council of Ministers to sign a white document.
First Ladies of Albania (1991–present)
|Number||Name||Term Begins||Term Ends||President of Albania|
|1st||Office vacant (Alia' wife, Semiramis Alia was dead)||30 April 1991||3 April 1992||Ramiz Alia|
|2nd||Liri Berisha||9 April 1992||24 July 1997||Sali Berisha|
|3rd||Lidra Meidani||24 July 1997||24 July 2002||Rexhep Meidani|
|4th||Rubena and Mirela Moisiu (daughters took the office, Milica Moisiu was dead)||24 July 2002||24 July 2007||Alfred Moisiu|
|5th||Teuta Topi||24 July 2007||24 July 2012||Bamir Topi|
|6th||Odeta Nishani||24 July 2012||Incumbent||Bujar Nishani|
- Not included the wife or husband of the Chairman of the Parliament of Albania who had held office temporarily as acting President of Albania.
- Kush janë gratë e presidentëve të Shqipërisë dhe kush mbetën të ve. Rrëfimet e grave dhe fotot, NOA, 2012-06-17(in Albanian)
- Roland Qafoku: Gruaja e Ismail Qemalit Kleoniqi Sumerli, e veja nga fisnikët e Greqisë, Gazeta Metropol (in Albanian)
- Nano kunder Moisiut, lufta ne nivel femeror, Revista Klan (in Albanian)