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European Journal

Spain: Princess in Court

In the face of a corruption scandal, Spain's Princess Cristina has had to appear in court over accusations of tax fraud and money-laundering. The popularity of Spain’s royal family is at a new low.

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Although the family is supposed to be on holiday, Princess Cristina was called to appear for questioning before the court in Palma de Mallorca. It's the first time that a Spanish royal has been summoned to appear in criminal proceedings since the restoration of the monarchy. The investigation in Palma de Mallorca is linked to a corruption case against Cristina's husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, which has been going on for years.