Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom

  June 12, 2015 at 2:56 am by

King Felipe VI of Spain has stripped his sister, Infanta Cristina, of her royal dukedom.

A spokesperson for the royal court confirmed the news last night: “The Official Journal of the state will tomorrow publish a royal decree by which His Majesty the King will revoke the use of the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca by Her Royal Highness the Infanta Cristina.”

A royal decree, signed by both the King and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, came into effect at midnight between June 11 and 12, stating:

Royal Decree 470/2015, of June 11, by which the faculty of using the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca is revoked from Her Royal Highness Infanta Doña Cristina. According to the mandate of article 6 of Royal Decree 1368/1987, of November 6, regarding the Royal Family & Regents’ titles, treatments and honours regime, I have resolved to revoke the attribution to Her Royal Highness Infanta Doña Cristina of the faculty of using the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, which was bestowed upon her by Royal Decree 1502/1992, of September 26.″

Infanta Cristina and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarín, have been involved in the Nóos scandal for the past four years, with Mr Urdangarín accused of corruption and money laundering. Cristina herself was ordered to stand trial for tax fraud, though no date has been set.

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6 Responses to Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom

  1. Marco Scotti says:

    How very sad! I suppose this is the final act of protecting the reputation of the monarchy and Royal House.

  2. Patches says:

    Well, she is still Her Royal Highness Infanta Doña Cristina!

  3. mslewis says:

    That’s cold!! I wonder if the King can take away her title of Infanta if he get’s the whim? I suppose loyalty to a sister is of no importance in the Spanish royal family.

  4. Meri says:

    As a person who has a sibling who behaves terribly (although not illegally, yet at least), I can understand this choice. She and her husband seem to have been involved in much criminal activity, and she gave no thought to her family or her country! I only wish I had the ability to disassociate with my hateful, horrible and humiliating sibling as well.

  5. Hmmm well you know that Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom -sooner or later, everyone gets what he/she deserves . No matter what range it is.

  6. Giovanni says:

    The Royal Decree says clearly that she cannot make use of the title, nothing more. It has therefore only been suspended until the King decides otherwise, once the judges have taken their decision. In other words, the Infanta Cristina is and remains the duchess of Palma but may not use the title. Persons, also Royal Highnesses, are innocent until the contrary has been proved.

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