First Royal To Die From COVID-19


Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal to pass away due to coronavirus complications. Her death comes weeks after King Felipe VI of Spain tested negative for the virus.

According to Fox 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.”

Currently, Spain has reported more than 80,000 confirmed cases and 6,803 deaths while the global death toll has reached 34,005 so far.



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