Madrid: Spain’s Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal to lose life due to the pandemic coronavirus. The 86-year-old Teresa was a cousin of Spain’s King Felipe VI and died after contracting COVID-19.
The royal was a longtime advocate of women’s rights and socialist ideas which led to her being nicknamed the ‘Red Princess’.
Taking to Facebook, her brother, Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, posted about Teresa’s passing away.
“On this afternoon… our sister Maria Teresa de Borbon Parma and Borbon Busset, victim of the coronavirus COVID-19, died in Paris at the age of eighty-six,” the post reads.