Spain’s Princess Maria Teresa becomes first royal to die from COVID-19

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New Delhi: Spain’s princess Maria Teresa has been the first royal casualty of the deadly coronavirus as the overall death toll in the COVID-19 hit country rises to 5,690.

In a Facebook post, her brother Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, informed that his 86-year-old sister died on this Thursday and that the funeral was held on Friday.

“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, victim of coronavirus COVID-19, has passed away in Paris, at eighty-six years old,” a post on her brother’s account reads.

“Don Sixto Enrique is very sorry and begs for prayers for his sister’s eternal rest,” the post reads.

The princess is a member of the House of Bourbon-Parma, a cadet branch of the Spanish Royal family. She is the first Royal to die from the novel coronavirus.

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