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In Spain, a Princess Is Headed to Trial

Princess Cristina, husband indicted on fraud charges

(Newser) - Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted on tax fraud charges today—a severe setback to efforts by her brother King Felipe VI to rid the royalty of image problems after his scandal-plagued father abdicated six months ago . Cristina is the first royal ordered to stand trial since the monarchy was... More »

Spanish Princess Suspected in Fraud Case

1st time modern Spain has seen royal suspect called to testify

(Newser) - For the first time since Spain re-adopted democracy in the 1970s, a member of its royal family has been summoned for testimony as a criminal suspect. Princess Cristina, King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, is suspected in a case related to her husband's financial dealings. Iñaki Urdangarin allegedly moved... More »

Spain Royals Take Pay Cut

Dip matches public sector cut, but on much larger salaries

(Newser) - Things are tough all over in Spain, and now even the royals are taking a hit. King Juan Carlos' salary is being shaved 7.1%, down to $332,000. His son, Prince Felipe, also faces a 7% cut, to $161,000. In addition, the $10 million royal budget will be... More »

King of Spain Suspends Son-in-Law

Duke accused of scamming nonprofit organization

(Newser) - The king of Spain has barred his scandal-hit son-in-law from representing the crown while allegations of corruption are considered. Inaki Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball player who married the king's daughter, is accused of siphoning of millions of dollars in public funds from a nonprofit sporting foundation he ran,... More »

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