- The first royal death due to coronavirus disease complications was recently announced
- At the age of 86, Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma passed away in Paris
- Her death was revealed by her brother, Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, through a Facebook post
- Spanish Princess Maria Teresa, who was dubbed the “Red Princess” because of her outspoken views, was a cousin of Spain's King Felipe
The first novel coronavirus disease death from a royal family was recently announced.
Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal to pass away due to COVID-19 complications at the age of 86.
Her brother, Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, revealed the sad news in a Facebook post.
"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," his post reads.
According to a report by Fox News, Princess Maria Teresa was a cousin of Spain's King Felipe. Her death came just weeks after King Felipe VI of Spain tested negative for COVID-19.
Princess Maria Teresa, born on July 28, 1933, studied in France and became a professor at Paris' Sorbonne as well as a professor of Sociology at Madrid's Complutense University, an article by People Magazine said.
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 in Madrid on Friday.
In a previous report by KAMI, Prince Charles was tested for coronavirus and it was positive. This was confirmed by the House of Clarence. He was the first British royal who tested positive for the disease.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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