AceShowbiz - Princess Maria Teresa of Borbon-Parma, who was the cousin of Spain’s King Felipe IV, is the first royal to die from coronavirus.
The 86-year-old died on Thursday (26Mar20) in Paris, France, aged 86, with her brother Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, announcing she was a "victim of the coronavirus COVID-19".
"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," he said.
A mass was held in her honor the next day in Madrid.
Maria Teresa, who grew up in France, was known for advocating for women’s rights and socialist ideas.
While she is the first royal to die from the virus, Britain's Prince Charles and Prince Albert of Monaco have also tested positive for Covid-19.
They join the list of stars including Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Olga Kurylenko, Placido Domingo, Jackson Browne, and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who have also contracted coronavirus.