According to an article published in Express.co.UK, a french-born princess has become the first royal victim of the coronavirus pandemic, her grieving Royal Family announced on Friday.
Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma died aged 86 after contracting COVID-19. The announcement was made by her younger brother, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma.
About the Princess
The late royal, daughter of Prince Xavier and Madeleine de Bourbon, was born in Paris in 1933 and was a member of a cadet branch of the current dynasty of Spain, the House of Bourbon.
Maria Teresa spent most of her adult life in Madrid, dedicating her time to research and write about Carlism – a Spanish legitimist political movement which wants to establish her family on the country’s throne.
Speaking to French newspaper Liberation in 2014, the princess conceded that her family never reigned in Spain.
Princess Maria Teresa with Prince Carlos of Bourbon Parma
However, she added: “My father fought all of his life to put his dynasty back on the throne.”
Princess Maria Teresa is survived by four of her six siblings, Francoise, Cecilie, Marie des Neiges and Prince Sixte Enrique.
Maria Teresa, who never married or had children, was also survived by six nieces and nephews.
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