Spanish Princess becomes 1st royal to die from COVID-19

London: Princess Maria Teresa of Spain has died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first royal victim of the disease, it was reported.

The Princess, who was King of Spain Felipe VI’s cousin, died aged 86 in Paris, the London-based Metro newspaper said in a report.

Her younger brother Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma announced her demise, as the death toll in Spain increased to over 5,982, now the second highest in the world after Italy (10,023).

Princess Maria Teresa, of the Bourbon-Parma Royal Family, was born in Paris, France on July 28, 1933 to Prince Xavier and Madeleine de Bourbon.

Her death comes after UK’s Prince Charles also tested positive for coronavirus.

Also last week, Monaco’s Prince Albert II tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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