Covid 19 coronavirus: Princess Maria Teresa first royal to die from virus

Covid 19 coronavirus: Princess Maria Teresa first royal to die from virus

Of the Bourbon-Parma Royal Family in Spain, the princess is the world's first royal to die from the virus, now a global pandemic. The message reads: "HRH Don Sixto Enrique de Borbón communicates that on the afternoon of this Thursday, March 26, 2020, his sister María Teresa de Borbón Parma and Borbón Busset, victim of the coronavirus COVID-19".

Maria Teresa never had kids and is survived by her six siblings, Francoise, Cecilie, Marie des Neiges and Prince Sixte Enrique as well as six nieces and nephews.

She was an advocate of women's rights and had many socialist ideas.

Spain is the second-worst hit nation after Italy beating the official number from China where the virus started - who have recorded only 3,295 deaths.

Members of the late princess' family once ruled as King of Etruria and as Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Guastalla, and Lucca until 1859.

Educated in France, a graduate and distinguished professor at Paris' Sorbonne and an outspoken professor of Sociology at Madrid's Complutense University, she held a variety of challenging ideological positions.


Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus. Moreover, the outlet points out she was an early supporter of CIVIS (the open university system, which ties schools in eight European nations) and studied Islam, particularly as it applied to women's rights in Arab nations.

That the deadly virus doesn't differentiate between the rich and poor or on the basis of political affiliation or religion was thrown into sharp relief on March 25 as the Clarence House in a statement confirmed that the 71-year-old United Kingdom royal Prince Charles had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease.

Prince Albert II of Monaco also has coronavirus, and just like the Archduke of Austria is suffering only from a "pretty mild case".

Coronavirus patients may experience flu like symptoms such as a fever, cough, runny nose, or shortness of breath.

"The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus".

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