Princess Maria of Spain dies from COVID-19

Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal in the world to die from coronavirus, according to a statement from her brother, Prince Sixto Enrique.

The princess, a distant cousin of King Felipe VI, was 86 and died in Paris on Thursday, her brother said.

Rest of the Spanish royal family was also tested for COVID-19. The result later revealed that there is no other coronavirus effected patient between the royals.

Her funeral was held in Madrid on Friday.

Last week, the British royal family was also affected by the global pandemic.

Prince Charles, first in line to the British throne, tested positive for coronavirus on March 25. Charles, 71, is currently self-isolating.

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