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Infanta Cristina Charged With Tax Evasion, Money Laundering

  January 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm by

Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma has been charged with tax evasion and money laundering. She has been summoned to court on March 8th. Infanta Cristina is the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. Her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, is at the centre of a corruption scandal over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several million euros of public funds when he was head of the … Continue reading

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Prince George’s Birth Officially Registered

  August 4, 2013 at 1:35 am by

The birth of the newest heir to the British throne has officially been registered with the City of Westminster. The Duke of Cambridge registered his son’s July 22nd birth on August 2nd, at Kensington Palace. Prince George’s registration certificate was brought to the palace by deputy registrar Alison Cathcart for the Duke to sign. With his parents’ occupations listed as ‘Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom’, Prince George became … Continue reading

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Are Infanta Cristina and Her Children Moving To Switzerland?

  August 2, 2013 at 2:17 am by

It has been reported in the Spanish media that Infanta Cristina and her four children – Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene – are moving to Geneva, Switzerland. It’s also reported that her husband, Inaki Urdangarín, will remain in Barcelona for the time being. Infanta Cristina is the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia. The Infanta and her husband have been under severe media scrutiny following the … Continue reading

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Spanish Court Suspends Charges Against Infanta Cristina

  May 9, 2013 at 9:00 am by

Infanta Cristina of Spain, who had been summoned by a judge to appear in court in Palma de Mallorca, has had her imputation suspended by a Spanish court due to lack of evidence. However, the charges could be reinstated if further evidence is unearthed, the High Court of Mallorca stated. Her husband Iñaki Urdangarin is at the centre of a corruption scandal over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several million … Continue reading

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Is the Spanish Monarchy in Crisis?

  April 13, 2013 at 5:57 am by

April 13th, 2013 Is the Spanish Monarchy in crisis? Many royal watchers are commenting on the current Annus horribilis of the Spanish Borbóns, and 2012 was not a good year either. The current ongoing investigation surrounding Iñaki Urdangarin in an alleged corruption scandal saw his wife, Infanta Cristina, being formally named as a suspect in the case. The fact that a Spanish Infanta has to appear in court has damaged … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina to Face Court in Corruption Inquiry

  April 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm by

April 3rd, 2013 Infanta Cristina of Spain has been summoned by a judge to appear in court in Palma de Mallorca on the 27th of April. Her husband Iñaki Urdangarin is at the centre of a corruption scandal over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several millions euros of public funds when he was head of the non-profit Noos Institute. Iñaki Urdangarin has so far appeared twice before the Balearic Court, … Continue reading

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The Duke of Palma Back in Court

  February 25, 2013 at 10:00 am by

February 23rd, 2013 – Palma de Mallorca Inaki Urdangarin, the husband of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca was back in court in Palma de Mallorca on Saturday. A year after he was first summoned, a tired-looking Urdangarin made his way to the Balearic Islands Superior Court of Justice in Palma, capital of the Balearic Islands. The Duke Consort, who is the only son-in-law of King Juan Carlos, is … Continue reading

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Princess Christina’s Jewellery Stolen from Palace Apartment

  June 14, 2012 at 5:45 am by

Princess Christina has been the victim of theft recently, as a number of her jewels were stolen from her apartment at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The jewels were stolen by a 19-year-old friend of the Princess’s husband, Mr Tord Magnuson, who was being mentored by Magnuson. According to Aftonbladet, the man also lived with the couple briefly in their Palace apartment. He reportedly sold the jewellery to two men … Continue reading

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The Duke of Palma appears before Balearic Court

  March 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm by

Saturday February 25th, 2012 Last Saturday, His Excellency Don Inaki Urdangarín, the Duke of Palma de Mallorca, arrived at the High Court of Palma de Mallorca via a side entrance. The husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain had been summoned to appear before the court to give evidence over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several millions euros of public funds. Before entering the High Court, Don Inaki stopped briefly to … Continue reading

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The Duke of Palma de Mallorca Summoned to Testify in Court

  January 21, 2012 at 9:17 am by

Don Inaki Urdangarin, the husband of HRH Infanta Cristina, has been summoned by the Balearic Islands Superior Court of Justice to testify on February 6th as part of an ongoing investigation into the misuse of public funds. The investigation surrounds claims that the Duke misused public funds given to the Nóos Institute, which he headed as President until 2006. The Nóos Institute – which was meant to be a non-profit … Continue reading

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Cameron Proposes Changes to Succession

  October 17, 2011 at 11:42 pm by

The hot topic amongst British royal watchers going into this week is Prime Minister David Cameron’s October 12th reveal that he has proposed changes to 1701 Act of Succession, which determines the line of succession to the British throne. The proposed changes would install equal primogeniture into the line of succession – meaning that a first-born child would be heir, regardless of gender – and would abolish the Catholic clause, … Continue reading

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United Family of Monaco Evokes the Christmas Spirit

  December 19, 2010 at 7:54 am by

It must have been a bit nippy in Monaco on Wednesday, 15 December. Imagine it! In the middle of December, the ladies of the Principality had to wear long sleeves! Princess Caroline wore a beautiful green wool jacket by her favorite designer (do we really need to name him?). She pinned a Christmas tree brooch on the jacket. Princess Stephanie opted for a black peacoat, the exact color of her … Continue reading

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Caroline of Monaco’s Lawyers Appeal (again) for her Privacy

  October 17, 2010 at 7:28 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco’s lawyer, Mattias Prinz, on Wednesday, 13 October, addressed the European Court of Human Rights in Strausbourg, France. His issue was the failure of the German constitutional courts to accept the 2004 landmark decision by the ECHR that upheld his royal client’s right to privacy in accordance with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. He said that, even to this day, while Caroline’s privacy … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals’ Cars get Clamped in London

  July 31, 2010 at 7:57 am by

Police wardens clamped two sports car worth of £1.5 million outside Harrods earlier this week while the owners, members of the Qatari Ruling Family, were believed to be shopping inside Harrods at the time. The two cars that got the yellow boot were a £1.2million Koenigsegg CCXR and a £350,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4. Both cars were parked right behind the other and were in matching colors of baby blue. One … Continue reading

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Prince William’s Girlfriend Wins Privacy Battle

  March 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm by

The longtime girlfriend of Britain’s Prince William has won an apology and compensation from a photograph agency for invading her privacy during Christmas. Kate Middleton was playing tennis with her family when a freelance photographer snapped pictures of her. While the agency, Rex Features, claims the photographer was not an employee, it syndicated the photos of Kate around the world. “Although at the time Rex Features did not know that … Continue reading

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Saudi Prince in Court Charged with Murder

  February 25, 2010 at 7:53 am by

HRH Prince Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been charged with murdering his aide at the five-star Landmark Hotel in London, Scotland Yard has said. The 33-year-old prince is accused of killing Saudi citizen Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz last week. The prince had been in London for a four-week sightseeing trip. A bail application was adjourned for the prince to give the defence team more time to … Continue reading

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Fined For Not Broadcasting Interview With Saudi Prince

  February 4, 2010 at 7:00 am by

The Arab news station al-Arabiya has been fined because they did not broadcast an interview with one of Saudi Arabia’s many princes. The court of appeal in Dubai confirmed an earlier court ruling that the news station had to pay 100.000 dirham (roughly 19.500 EUR or 27.000 USD), according to newspaper al-Khaleej. Al-Arabiya had announced the interview with prince doctor Saif al-Islam ibn Saud Abdulaziz al-Saud, but did not broadcast … Continue reading

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Controversial Court Ruling in Favour of Simeon Saxe Coburg

  October 29, 2009 at 9:29 pm by

In a highly controversial ruling, the Bulgarian Court has allowed wood-cutting in the lands belonging to the country’s former Tsar, Simeon Saxe Coburg. The permission will be effective until a ban on wood-cutting, issued by the head of the State Forest Estate, comes into force. The decision is controversial because at the beginning of October the lower court banned these activities: the ban was supposed to have immediate effect. This … Continue reading

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Trial for Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy

  September 25, 2009 at 5:37 pm by

Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, the 72 year old son of the late King Umberto II of Italy and his wife Queen Maria José, will be put on trial, accused of having took part in criminal association with the purpose of corruption of officials. The trial will begin on 21 December 2009, at 9.30am in Potenza, Italy. He has told to the press to trust in the verification of the facts, … Continue reading

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Saudi Princess robbed worth $15.5mil from hotel in Italy

  August 16, 2009 at 6:05 am by

A Saudi Princess, who was not named, has been robbed worth of $15.5million (11million Euros) in cash and jewellery while she was not in the room. The Saudi Princess was on her summer vacation staying in one of the world’s elite destinations in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Italian media reports say that the thieves used a master key to enter the room before ripping a safe from the wall. “The thieves … Continue reading

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