New Delhi: In what is the first case of a ‘royal’ dying due to the novel coronavirus, 86-year-old Princess Maria Teresa, a cousin of Spain’s King Felipe VI, passed away in Paris on March 26 due to COVID-19 complications. Also Read - Italy COVID-19 Toll Rises Above 4,000, Spain's Crosses 1,000
Her death was announced in a Facebook post by her brother, Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, who is the Duke of Aranjuez. Also Read - Coronavirus: Spain Records Over 100 Deaths Within 24 Hours; 2,000 Confirmed Cases
“S.A.R. Don Sixto Enrique de Borbon communicates that this Thursday, March 26, 2020, his sister Maria Teresa de Bourbon Parma and Bourbon Busset, a victim of coronavirus COVID-19, has passed away in Paris, at eighty-six years old,” the Facebook post read.
“Don Sixto Enrique is very sorry and asks for prayers for his sister’s eternal rest,” the post further stated.
S.A.R. Don Sixto Enrique de Borbón comunica que en la tarde de este jueves 26 de marzo de 2020 ha fallecido en París, a…
S.A.R. Don Sixto Enrique de Borbón यांनी वर पोस्ट केले गुरुवार, २६ मार्च, २०२०
The passing away of the Princess, who was born on July 28, 1933 and studied in France, comes just days after King Felipe VI tested negative for coronavirus. Known for her outspoken views, which earned her the nickname of the ‘Red Princess,’ she was laid to rest on Friday.
Prince Charles, the first-in-line to the British throne, meanwhile, was the first royal anywhere in the world to have tested positive for COVID-19.
As of Saturday, there were 72,248 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Spain, with 5,690 casualties.