Maria Teresa, princess of the Bourbon-Parma royal family in Spain, has passed away at 86 after testing positive for coronavirus.
According to Daily Mail, Prince Sixtus Henry, Teresa’s younger brother, who broke the sad news, said the princess died on Friday.
She was born on July 28, 1933 in Paris, France to a royal family of Prince Xavier and Madeleine de Bourbon — who had a total of six children.
The late princes was also a member of a cadet branch of the current dynasty of Spain, the house of Bourbon.
Teresa spent majority of her active years researching about Carlism – a Spanish legitimist political movement which wants to establish her family on the country’s throne.
Her death means she is the first person from the royal family across the globe to die from the deadly disease which has continued to ravage several countries.
It also comes on the heels of the worsening cases of the pandemic in Spain with the number of deaths from the killer virus estimated at 832 in the last 24 hours.
The country’s current death toll is 5,690 — making it one of the worst-hit by the virus across the world.
TheCable had reported how Prince Charles of Wales also tested positive for the virus.
Karl von Habsburg, the Archduke of Austria, had also emerged as the first royal to test positive for COVID-19 followed by Prince Albert II of Monaco.
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