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Tax Liability for King Michael?

  May 19, 2016 at 7:03 am by

Romanian news website, Romania Insider, reports that His Majesty King Michael I of Romania is amongst a list of 187,000 names of the country’s biggest individual debtors to the State. According to the report, King Michael has tax liabilities of RON4.1 million (Romanian Leu), which is just over EUR 910,000 or around £697,000. The list, published by the National Fiscal Administration Agency, states that the liabilities relate to overdue payments … Continue reading

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Yet Another Relative of King Felipe VI Investigated By Tax Services

  May 18, 2016 at 5:52 am by

Princess Inès of the Two Sicilies, youngest daughter of the late Infante Alfonso of Spain and his wife Infanta Alicia, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma, is being investigated by Spanish tax services for money laundering. The princess has put the money she inherited from her father -who died in 1964- on a bank account in Switzerland. The princess says that the Swiss bank accounts can easily explained: her father opened them … Continue reading

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Tax Authorities Will Investigate Infanta Pilar’s Offshore Firm

  April 5, 2016 at 5:35 am by

A spokesperson of the Spanish tax authorities has announced that they have started an investigation into the firm that Infanta Pilar, sister of King Juan Carlos, has had for forty years in Panama. Yesterday it became clear that the princess is one of the names that has been mentioned in the ‘Panama papers’.  The papers show that hundreds politicians and celebrities have offshore accounts in Panama, possibly to evade taxes … Continue reading

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Infanta Pilar’s ‘Financial Facade’ Named In Panama Papers

  April 4, 2016 at 11:11 am by

Today had more bad news in store for the Spanish royal family. Although the king has worked hard to make the family’s finances more transparent, his family doesn’t seem to be too cooperative.  His sister the Infanta Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin are suspected of embazzling tax money. However, his aunt Pilar now also is under scrutiny. This weekend the so-called ‘Panama Papers’ have been opened. A group of … Continue reading

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“My Name Is On A Black List, Between Terrorists and Dictators”

  March 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm by

Delphine Boël continues her search for recognition by her father King Albert II. Boël gave an interview to the Flemish magazine Humo where she explains how her ‘life became a hell’. She also claims that the name of her and her family is on an international black list, between those of terrorists and dictators. She names an example: to her surprise she received a notification from her British bank that … Continue reading

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Duke of Parma Loses Legal Battle Against Son

  March 14, 2016 at 10:22 am by

Minister Ard van der Steur (Justice) rejected the objection that the Duke of Parma filed. The duke wanted to prevent his illigitemate son, (Carlos) Hugo Klynstra, to be incorperated into the Dutch nobility with the title Prince de Bourbon de Parme. The duke can still go to the court of appeal to challenge the decision of the minister. Hugo Klynstra was born in 1997 to Prince Carlos Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, … Continue reading

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Cristina Stands By Iñaki: “I Am Convinced of My Husband’s Innocence”

  March 4, 2016 at 5:47 am by

Yesterday afternoon it was Infanta Cristina’s time to be heard during the Nóos trial. The Infanta and her husband are facing charges of corruption for embazzling 4,5 million Euros of public money. The Princess said that she has full confidence in her husband and his innocence. She also distanced herself again from the running of the company Aizoon, of which she was co-owner. She said that it was her husband … Continue reading

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Iñaki Denies Involvement of Cristina and Juan Carlos

  March 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

Iñaki Urdangarin, husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain, had to testify in court again today. The former duke of Palma de Mallorca is a suspect in a fraud scandal. He and his business partner Diego Torres are accused of misusing public funds for their Nóos foundation. Iñaki denied that either his wife or his father-in-law knew about the embazzlements. He told them little about his business, only about a business … Continue reading

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Iñaki Testifies: “I Don’t Know”, “I Can’t Recall” and “I Suppose So”

  February 27, 2016 at 5:53 am by

Yesterday it was Iñaki’s turn to speak and defend himself. The borther-in-law of the Spanish King is facing trial for corruption. He and his business partner Diego Torres are suspectedof embazzling 6,2 million Euros. According to ‘El País’, Iñaki answered most questions with: “I don’t know”, “I can’t recall”or “I suppose so”. What he did remember and admit was that the real estate company Aizoon, owned by him and his … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina on Forced Leave From Job While Palace Is Linked To Nóos Case

  February 24, 2016 at 5:22 am by

Infanta Cristina has been forced to take an unpaid leave by her employer, the La Caixa Foundation, for which she has been working since 1992. The last few years the Princess worked for their international events department in Geneva, Switzerland. Iñaki Urdangarin is also without a job since he was forced to leave Telefónica due to the Nóos trial. The Nóos case continues in Mallorca. Yesterday Iñaki’s business partner Diego … Continue reading

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Death Certificate for Lord Lucan Granted; Son Inherits Earldom

  February 4, 2016 at 1:30 am by

There is now a new Earl of Lucan, 42 years after the 7th Earl disappeared following the gruesome murder of the family nanny. George Bingham became the 8th Earl after a High Court judge yesterday approved a death certificate for his father, John Bingham – more commonly known as Lord Lucan. The Earl has not been seen since November 1974, when he disappeared after allegedly beating nanny Sandra Rivett to … Continue reading

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Delphine Boël Has Court Victory, Can Continue Legal Suit For Paternity

  February 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm by

After a 15-month case, Belgium’s Constitutional Court has ruled that Delphine Boël, who claims to be a biological daughter of former King Albert II, can continue with her legal bid to prove her paternity. The Court today announced its decision that the right to have the knowledge of your biological father is more important than the law, which states that such a challenge must be done either prior to the child’s … Continue reading

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Spanish Court Declares Infanta Cristina WILL Face Trial

  January 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

The three judges presiding over the Nóos corruption trial in Palma de Mallorca have declared that Infanta Cristina will have to face two charges of tax fraud, as they feel the Bótin doctrine does not apply to her as they believe her to have been a “necessary cooperator” in the alleged crime. Infanta Cristina will now return to court on February 9 with the other 17 defendants in the case, … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales’ “Black Spider” Memos Released

  May 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm by

Letters written a decade ago by the Prince of Wales to government ministers that British newspaper The Guardian fought to have made public were today released. But their contents were not as controversial as had been hoped by some sectors. Written between September 2004 and April 2005, the letters show Prince Charles offering his thoughts on the farming industry (specifically beef farming and dairy quotas) and the rising power of supermarkets, herbal medicines, and the plight … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s Birth Registered Before Meeting Relatives

  May 5, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the latest addition to the British Royal Family, was registered at Westminster Register Office in London on May 5. Her parents’ occupations were listed  as “Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom” on the birth certificate, whilst Charlotte’s full name was registered as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. View image | gettyimages.com A formal statement was made by Kensington Palace upon Princess Charlotte’s … Continue reading

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New Succession Rules Take Effect in Britain

  March 26, 2015 at 9:37 am by

The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 came into effect in the United Kingdom and its realms at midnight GMT today, March 26, after being ratified by all the Commonwealth realms. It means that males no longer take precedence over females, meaning that an elder daughter cannot be overtaken by a younger son. Marriage to Roman Catholics is now allowed while retaining rights to the throne (the monarch must be … Continue reading

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Prince Charles’s Letters To Be Made Public

  March 26, 2015 at 6:56 am by

The British Supreme Court has decided that letters written by the Prince of Wales to various government ministers can be made public, in a ruling that was handed down this morning. They have upheld a judgement made by the Appeals court in March last year, following an initial ruling in September 2012 approving the publication of 27 letters written between 2004 and 2005 by the Prince to seven government departments. … Continue reading

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Former Thai Royal In-Laws Arrested for Lèse-majesté

  March 1, 2015 at 3:59 am by

The parents of Thailand’s former Crown Princess, Srirasmi Suwadee, were arrested last week on charges of lèse-majesté. Apiruj and Wanthanee Suwadee pled guilty to the charges of defaming the monarchy, lodging a malicious claim and asking officials to file false charges. Their arrest, which took place on Friday, came after a former neighbour of the couple accused them of having her falsely imprisoned for fraud by using their royal connections. “We plead … Continue reading

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Dukes of Palma Can Sell Barcelona Home

  February 5, 2015 at 9:44 pm by

The judge presiding over the NOOS trial in the courts of Palma de Mallorca has approved the sale of the Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca’s Barcelona home. Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarín, who are both set to face trial on charges of fraud and embezzlement, had to apply for permission to sell their multi-million Euro home in the exclusive area of Pedralbes. This was due to an embargo … Continue reading

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Prince Andrew Named in US Underage Sex Civil Suit

  January 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm by

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York has been named in a lawsuit filed in Florida revolving around Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex solicitation. According to the court documents, the woman alleges she was “forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor” on several occasions between 1999 and 2002. The lawsuit is part of an ongoing legal battle between women who claim they were used as underage sex … Continue reading

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