Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom
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.Filed under Spain
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