Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma

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Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
Born(1933-07-28)28 July 1933
Paris, French Third Republic
Died26 March 2020(2020-03-26) (aged 86)
Cochin Hospital, Paris, France
Full name
Maria Teresa
FatherPrince Xavier, Duke of Parma and Piacenza
MotherMadeleine de Bourbon-Busset

Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma (28 July 1933 – 26 March 2020) was a member of a cadet branch of the Spanish royal family. She was a socialism activist. She earned the nickname "Red Princess", and a monarchist who supported the Carlist movement.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Maria Teresa supported her brother, Carlos Hugo, in his fight to make the Spanish Carlist party more liberal.[1] She was supportive of André Malraux, François Mitterrand, Yasser Arafat and Hugo Chávez.

Maria Teresa died in Paris on 26 March 2020 of COVID-19, aged 86. She is the first royal to have died from the pandemic.[2][3] Her funeral took place on 27 August 2021 at Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata in Parma.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The first royal dies of coronavirus". Royal Central. 2020-03-27. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  2. Schild, Darcy (28 March 2020). "A Spanish princess is the world's first royal to die from the coronavirus, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore". Archived from the original on 2020-03-28. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  3. Koenig, Marlene Eilers (2020-03-26). "Royal Musings: Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma (1933-2020)". Royal Musings. Retrieved 2020-04-04.