Corona Update: Spanish Royal Maria Teresa Known as “Red Princess” is the first royal to die of corona virus

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  • 86-year-old princess is the first royal to die from the coronavirus.
  • Apart from her, two royals have been confirmed positive for the coronavirus: Prince Charles, Duke of Wales, and Prince Albert II of Monaco.
  • Total count of Corona virus cases in Spain has crossed 75000 mark

Spain: Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, a cousin of Spain’s King Felipe VI, died on Thursday at the age 86 after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

“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,” the post reads.

On Friday, a mass was organized in Madrid in honor of the late princess, who was a professor at Paris’ Sorbonne and Madrid’s Complutense University.

Born on July 28, 1933. Princess Maria Teresa studied in France and became a professor at Paris’ Sorbonne as well as a professor of Sociology at Madrid’s Complutense University.She was known for her outspoken views and activist work, which led to her nickname the “Red Princess.”

After Italy, Spain has the adverse effect of Corona virus outbreak, more than 5,000 people have died since the first positive case hit the country. According to recent report by ministry of heath, Currently, there are more than 54,000 active cases of the virus.

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