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First Royal death from coronavirus confirmed

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The first Royal death from coronavirus has been confirmed, as Princess Maria Teresa of Spain, died aged 86, after testing positive for coronavirus on Friday.

Princess Teresa’s younger brother, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, announced to the nation his sister had sadly “passed away” after contracting coronavirus.

Spain’s Queen Letizia, 47, who is the current consort of Spain, and the wife of King Felipe VI, has been forced in self-isolation after the monarch came into contact with a government minister who has the virus.

The news comes as Spain’s emergency health director Fernando Simon said on Saturday, “The disease is stabilising and we can say some areas of the country may have surpassed the peak, although we can’t say the same at a national level.”

Despite the record number of deaths reaching 832 in on day, the health director insists, “It’s true we can’t test all those people infected and there may be some that escape us.

“But Spain is making a great effort to be as transparent as possible.”

Clarence House confirmed on Wednesday that Prince Charles, 71, has caught coronvirus and is in the highest category given his age.

He remains “in good health” and has been displaying “mild symptoms,” a spokesperson said.

The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested and does not have the virus, it remains unclear as to who he caught it from given his high number of official engagements.




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