BARCELONA, SPAIN- The Spanish princess Cristina has her title, “Duchess of Palma de Mallorca” removed by her brother, King Felipe VI.
As per the details, the King has removed the title from his sister. He made this surprising announcement last night in the face of the fact that the princess is to be tried on alleged tax fraud. This is an attempt to distance the royal family from the princess.
The 49 year old princess is indicted as a part of the investigation being conducted into her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball player who is facing the charges inclusive of embezzlement and laundering of millions of euro from the public funds.
The princess’s husband has already lost his title of ‘duke’ in the face of these charges.
Cristina got her title by her father, former Spanish king, Juan Carlos in 1997, the time when she married.
King Felipe is determined to evade corruption from Spain and to gain support of royalists.
It is pertinent to mention that Cristina’s lawyer has claimed that her client herself wanted to have her title stripped and sent a letter to her brother in this regard on 1st June. But according to the sources from the palace, the king had already decided to remover her sister’s title.
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