Spain's Princess Maria first royalty to die from coronavirus

07:15 PM | 29 Mar, 2020
Spain's Princess Maria first royalty to die from coronavirus
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BARCELONA - Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma on Sunday passed away from the novel coronavirus, country's media reported today. 

Teresa has become the first royal to die from a pandemic that killed more than 30 people in the world.

The 86-year-old princess was the cousin of Spanish King Felipe VI. Her brother, the Duke of Aranjuez, announced her death via a Facebook post. Her funeral will be held on Friday in Madrid. 

Born on July 28, 1933, Theresa became a professor at Paris'' Sorbonne as well as a professor of Sociology at Madrid's Complutense University. Known for her activism and views, she was dubbed as the "Red Princess".