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Old 03-20-2017, 01:09 PM
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These stories are quite absurd. Some journalists appear to be posting information to favor Cristina's image. In the same newspaper a few weeks ago they wanted her to return to official events in Spain (something also absurd, by law she and Elena are not members of the Royal Family, because they are sisters of the King).

The royal houses of Norway and the Netherlands have yet to announce the events or the guests.

Cristina attended royal events as a member of the Royal Family, usually accompanying her parents or the Crown Prince and Princess... Elena did too. These invitations are not personal, the Royal Family is invited and according to protocol, relationship and circumstances, some members attend. Cristina is no longer a member of the Spanish Royal Family, and she will not represent the Royal Family in those events.

Iñaki has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison, what royal house is going to invite him to public events? It would be a scandal.

The King of Norway and the king of the Netherlands, will not make the mistake of inviting Cristina, putting King Felipe in a very difficult situation.
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I suspect this may be yet another case of some Spanish so called journalists mixing things up and talking with no proper knowledge at all, really.

As far as I know, those supposed big royal celebrations with foreign royals attending have to be confirmed yet, are they not? And even if they were to be celebrated that way, we know that the SRF is quite frugal when attending those kind of events abroad, I can't picture the whole family attending. It was always Queen Sofia or F&L and just more members for weddings and so.

Not to mention the fact that it would be quite careless and/or rude from the royal households of both Norway and Netherlands to invite them to any official event knowing that they have been removed from any official event here in Spain... If the parties have some kind of official/State status there is absolutely no point on inviting them. Of course, it's different for private/familiar celebrations.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:20 PM
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I disagree with most of you. Infanta Cristina, as far as I know, was acquitted. An acquittal, in my books, means you should treat the person who got acquitted as if nothing ever happened. That's what acquittals are for. And if you now start to treat people acquitted (by a judge, who did his job) as if they were convicted you trample the very essence of what a judical system should be for. If that happens, why have democratic states with free, independent judical systems in the first place? If you ignore their verdicts anyway?

If it was up to me, Infanta Cristina would resume Royal duties, be present for family affairs, events abroad, etc. And yes, I would even restore her Ducal title.

EDIT: Infanta Cristina's husband, who was convicted, is another story, of course. He should stay in the shadows until he served his term.

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Old 03-20-2017, 01:21 PM
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queen Juliana threatened to abdicate if her husband Prince Bernhard was trialed for accepting a US$1.1 million bribe , i don't understand why people think cristina became the devil just because she stood by the father of her children and didn't participate in the witch hunt .
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They are all distantly related through Christian IX of Denmark, but not nearly close enough to ignore the high profile case. Norway and the Netherlands may not be Spain, but it's still, imo, a bad idea to invite Cristina and especially Inaki given the situation.
The royal families of Spain and Norway are related through their common descent from both KIng Christian IX of Denmark and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Through Queen Victoria, both King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia are third cousins to King Harald V; through Christian IX, Queen Sofia and King Harald V are also third cousins. In any case, King Felipe VI and the Infantas would be third cousins once removed to King Harald and fourth cousins to CP Haakon.

Here are the lines of descent (note that Queen Sofia descends twice both from Queen Victoria and King Christian IX !) :


Lines of descent from Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria -> Edward VII -> Maud of Wales -> Olav V -> Harald V

Queen Victoria -> Princess Beatrice -> Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg -> Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona -> King Juan Carlos

Queen Victoria -> Victoria, Princess Royal -> Sophia of Prussia -> Paul of Greece -> Queen Sofia

and, also (one further generation)

Queen Victoria -> Victoria, Princess Royal -> Wilheim II, German Emperor -> Victoria Luise of Prussia -> Frederika of Hanover -> Queen Sofia


Lines of descent from Christian IX

Christian IX -> Frederik VIII -> Ingeborg of Denmark -> Märtha of Sweden -> Harald V

Christian IX -> George I of Greece -> Constantine I of Greece -> Paul of Greece --> Queen Sofia

also

Christian IX -> Thyra of Denmark -> Ernst Augusts of Brunswick -> Frederika of Hanover -> Queen Sofia
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:51 PM
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I disagree with most of you. Infanta Cristina, as far as I know, was acquitted. An acquittal, in my books, means you should treat the person who got acquitted as if nothing ever happened. That's what acquittals are for. And if you now start to treat people acquitted (by a judge, who did his job) as if they were convicted you trample the very essence of what a judical system should be for. If that happens, why have democratic states with free, independent judical systems in the first place? If you ignore their verdicts anyway?

If it was up to me, Infanta Cristina would resume Royal duties, be present for family affairs, events abroad, etc. And yes, I would even restore her Ducal title.

EDIT: Infanta Cristina's husband, who was convicted, is another story, of course. He should stay in the shadows until he served his term.

best wishes Michiru
From the opinions of the Spanish people on this forum, it seems like very few Spaniards want Cristina back and I don't blame them. she may have been acquitted (let us not pretend as if Rich people don't get away with their crimes all of the time), but that doesn't mean she's blameless. Not to mention, her attitude this whole time has been entirely off-putting. I think letting her return to work as an Infanta and representative of the Spanish royal family could have potentially disastrous consequences for the future of the monarch.

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queen Juliana threatened to abdicate if her husband Prince Bernhard was trialed for accepting a US$1.1 million bribe , i don't understand why people think cristina became the devil just because she stood by the father of her children and didn't participate in the witch hunt .
No one thinks shes the devil, as far as I see. But she's not blameless for standing by a man committing a crime. She could have stood by Inaki while still not condoning his actions, but instead they both want to present a front that they've done no wrong when the evidence shows otherwise.

(and no, Juliana was not correct in her actions either. But this is a little bit different)
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:57 PM
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She will never return to official activities because under Spanish law the king's sisters are not part of the Royal Family and therefore, have no official activities.

Cristina has not been sentenced to prison, but she has been ordered to pay. She is acquitted of the criminal offense, but not of civil responsibility. So she is not totally innocent, but is guilty of having benefited from money that her husband obtained illegally. That's what the judges have sentenced.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:01 PM
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I'd imagine that we will most defiantly see Infanta Cristina at any royal gatherings,thats not to say that she may still be invited.

Unless there's a funeral in the Greek or Spanish RF we won't see Infanta Cristina at royal events.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:20 PM
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i'd give it a couple of years tell the case fade away for a reconciliation between the infanta and the royal family , if prince rainier could reconcile with his sister Princess Antoinette after she plotted to depose her brother and declare herself regent i think that the king would reconcile with his sister .
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:24 PM
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i'd give it a couple of years tell the case fade away for a reconciliation between the infanta and the royal family , if prince rainier could reconcile with his sister Princess Antoinette after she plotted to depose her brother and declare herself regent i think that the king would reconcile with his sister .
a reconciliation does not mean she will attend events again. Cristina rarely attended things outside of Spain to begin with. And as long as there are tensions between the monarchy and its people, I don't think the case will fade from people's minds, especially if there's any sense of a push to have Cristina attend events.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:18 PM
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[...] because under Spanish law the king's sisters are not part of the Royal Family [...]
Is membership of the Royal Family not the personal prerogative of the sovereign?
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:10 PM
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Is membership of the Royal Family not the personal prerogative of the sovereign?
There is a difference between members of the Royal Family and the Family of the King. The Royal Decree of 1981 says the Royal Family consists of the Monarch, the spouse of the monarch, the monarch's parents, and the heir to the throne (and I think his other children, but admittedly my Spanish is not that good).

It's the same thing in Norway. The Royal House is the monarch, the monarch's spouse, the heir apparent and his/her spouse, and the eldest child of the heir apparent. Whereas the Royal Family includes other children, grandchildren, etc of the monarch.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:47 PM
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Oh please.

Cristina & Inaki committed a crime and have not taken responsibility for it. They don't deserve anyone's support. Did they commit the worst crime ever? No, but I have no respect for people who want to pretend they've done nothing wrong when caught. If you show no remorse, then I don't have any respect for you.

I don't think, for public events, that Cristina should be invited to anything, regardless of familial connection. It would be different if she were invited to Martha Louise's birthday as those are no longer public events. But Harald & Willem's birthdays are huge public events and I don't consider it a good idea, especially so soon after the end of the case, to invite her.

If they ever want to take responsibility for what they've done and work to get back good favor, that would be one thing. Until then, I don't agree with inviting her and him to public/official events.
i agree. if i were any RF, i would not invite them to any events. not official (like harald's or WA's birthday), not unofficial (such as ML's). it's just too risky unfortunately as their reputation can also be impacted by having them.
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Disregarding the debate over attendance at foreign events in the future, is there evidence at all that Cristina has any interest in participating in future official events for the Spanish RF? Between their own work, children, extended family, friends, (in addition to Inaki's ongoing legal issues), both Cristina and her sister seem to have full lives of their own.

Even if there had been no Noos case, Elena and Cristina were always going to be phased out of royal duties; the fact that Juan Carlos abdicated meant it happened a few years earlier than it would have had he reigned until his death. From the limited amounts of information we get, both Infantas seem to have planned for this eventuality, and neither seems to be pining for their lost official lives the way the press tries to make out, for Cristina especially.
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I think so, as long as the orders aren't recalled (that happens rarely). But they won't really have the opportunities to do so these days.
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The Assembly of Madrid approved a move to rename the Infanta Cristina Hospital and it will now be called the Hospital Of Parla!

'Infanta Cristina', el nombre maldito que urge borrar en toda España

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The Assembly of Madrid approved a move to rename the Infanta Cristina Hospital and it will now be called the Hospital Of Parla!
Now honestly, this really confuses me. If Cristina was found innocent of crime and only her husband must spend a few years in jail, why the changing of name. Court found her blameless. Asked same question to friend in Spain and she said that case is still the #1 topic of conversation at private social events. Common knowledge there is that "she got away with it because of her Daddy's health and love for her mother". Backdoor deals were made. They feel she really was no innocent in the entire affair. But, legally she is blameless so publically I don't know what grounds these changes are made. Now don't get me wrong, I think she threw her husband under the bus and let him take fall for everything. He, of course agreed for the sake of his children. Decent parent.

Could someone else in Spain [the only ones that actually know] please tell us if in fact the citizens believe the court ruling 100% on Cristina or quite the opposite. Just very interested on my part. Thank you
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We have already discussed this on this same thread. She has not been sentenced to jail, but she has not been declared innocent either. The Court considered she benefitted from her husband's illegal bussiness and so she had to pay a penalty fee. She has not go away chargeless.

And any way, she's as unpopular as could ever be, and with the current trend of populists politics going on in Spain and everywhere, such actions as reneming the hospital of Parla are to be expected. Goodness, even Madrid's city hall has voted to remove King Felipe's name from a park for no reason at all, what wouldn't they do with the unpopular "thief Infanta" to get some headlines...
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We have already discussed this on this same thread. She has not been sentenced to jail, but she has not been declared innocent either. The Court considered she benefitted from her husband's illegal bussiness and so she had to pay a penalty fee. She has not go away chargeless.

And any way, she's as unpopular as could ever be, and with the current trend of populists politics going on in Spain and everywhere, such actions as reneming the hospital of Parla are to be expected. Goodness, even Madrid's city hall has voted to remove King Felipe's name from a park for no reason at all, what wouldn't they do with the unpopular "thief Infanta" to get some headlines...
Thank you. It is very interesting to read the comments of someone who actually lives in the Country, to see the real impact of the events.
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