October 17, 1904
The Princess of Asturias died today in Madrid, a day after giving birth to a daughter. The Princess, the eldest sister of King Alfonso XIII, was born Infanta
María de las Mercedes Isabel Teresa Cristina Alfonsa of Spain on September 11, 1880. She was 24 years old.
She married Don Prince Carlos of Borbon-Two Sicilies on Valentine's Day in 1901.
The Princess was heiress presumptive to the Spanish throne. She is survived by her husband, Don Carlos. her two sons Infante Alfonso, who will celebrate his third birthday next month, 20-month old Infante Fernando and the newborn Infanta.
Her elder son, Infante Alfonso, is now the heir presumptive to the Spanish throne, as King Alfonso XIII is unmarried.