BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Princess Maria Teresa of Spain died on March 26 after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, her brother Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, wrote in a post on Facebook. She was 86. 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.
“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 read.
Her funeral was held in Madrid on Friday. “Don Sixto Enrique is very sorry and begs for prayers for his sister’s eternal rest,” the post said.