Margaret Abela (born 14 March 1949) is the wife of the 8th President of the Republic of Malta, George Abela and hence served as First Lady of Malta during his tenure.[1]

Margaret Abela
First Lady of Malta
In role
4 April 2009 – 4 April 2014
PresidentGeorge Abela
Preceded byMary Fenech Adami
Succeeded byEdgar Preca
Personal details
Margaret Cauchi

(1949-03-14) March 14, 1949 (age 70)
Spouse(s)George Abela (1976–present)
ResidenceMarsascala, Malta

Personal lifeEdit

She married George Abela on 23 May 1976 and they have two children, Robert and Maria.[2] Robert Abela was sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Malta on 13 January 2020.[3]


She started her elementary education with the Franciscan nuns at the Pilar School in Valletta, she completed her primary education at St. Elmo Primary School and her secondary education at Maria Assunta Secondary and Technical School in Hamrun.

Early lifeEdit

On completing her studies, she worked on a full-time basis in the administration department of the Old University of Malta in Valletta, and later on at Tal-Qroqq, Msida.

After she got married, she carried out administrative work at the Abela Advocates law firm run by her husband and subsequently also by her son, Robert Abela.

Interests and social contributionsEdit

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


Foreign honoursEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^
  2. ^ "George Abela - profile".
  3. ^ "Robert Abela sworn in as Malta's new prime minister". Reuters. 13 January 2020.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Mary Fenech Adami
First Lady of Malta
Succeeded by
Edgar Preca