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Spanish princess dies from coronavirus

Published on: 8:56 pm - Saturday | March 28, 2020

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Princess Maria Teresa of Spain has died aged 86 after testing positive for coronavirus. The princess, of the Bourbon-Parma Royal Family in Spain, passed away on Friday her younger brother, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, announced, Daily Mail reports.

She was born in Paris, France on July 28, 1933 to parents, Prince Xavier and Madeleine de Bourbon, who had a total of six children.The royals are members of the House of Bourbon-Parma which is a cadet branch of the Spanish royal family, descended from the French Capetian dynasty.

The news comes after it was revealed Prince Charles, 71, has a ‘mild’ form of the illness. He is on the Balmoral estate with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who has tested negative and is without any symptoms of the virus, which has killed 435 and infected 8,200 more in the UK so far.

It comes as Spain registered a record number of coronavirus deaths in a single-day period with the army now being handed emergency powers to transfer bodies because undertakers are unable to cope.

The number of deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours is 832, it emerged this morning, bringing the nation’s death toll to 5,690 since the outbreak began.

Today’s tally beats the previous Spanish record for a single day of 769 coronavirus which was recorded on Friday. It puts Spain now firmly in second place as the worst-hit nation ahead of China with 3,295 in total.

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