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Spain's Princess Maria Teresa first royal to die from Coronavirus

Spain's Princess Maria Teresa first royal to die from Coronavirus

Spain Princess Maria Teresa becomes the first royal to die of Coronavirus. According to News, the 86-year-old was a cousin of Spain's King Felipe VI. Her brother Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, announced on Facebook that she died after contracting COVID-19. The post reads, "On this afternoon our sister Maria Teresa de Borbon Parma and Borbon Busset, a victim of the coronavirus COVID-19, died in Paris at the age of eighty-six."

The princess, a member of the House of Bourbon-Parma, a cadet branch of the Spanish Royal family, was famous for her straightforward opinions and activism, which earned her the nickname "Red Princess". She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Princess Teresa's death comes weeks after King Felipe VI of Spain tested negative for the virus. According to reports, Born on July 28, 1933, Princess Maria Teresa studied in France and became a professor at Paris' Sorbonne as well as a professor of Sociology at Madrid's Complutense University. She was known for her outspoken views and activist work, which led to her nickname the "Red Princess." A funeral service for the princess was held on Friday in Madrid. Read More...

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