Princess Maria Teresa of Spain has died after testing positive for coronavirus. The princess, who was King of Spain Felipe VI’s cousin, became the first royal to pass away from the virus when she died aged 86 in Paris on Friday.
METRO reports that her younger brother, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, announced the sad news, as another 832 people died of Covid-19 in Spain, bringing the death toll to 5,690.
Princess Maria Teresa, of the Bourbon-Parma Royal Family, was born in Paris, France on July 28, 1933 to parents, Prince Xavier and Madeleine de Bourbon. She was a professor at Paris’ Sorbonne, as well as a professor of Sociology at Madrid’s Complutense University.
The royal was a longtime advocate of women’s rights and socialist ideas which led to her being nicknamed the ‘Red Princess’.