In Surprising Visit, Urdangarin Meets With King

Iñaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma and Infanta Cristina’s husband, visited King Juan Carlos today along with other members of the Spanish Royal Family at Quirón San José Hospital in Madrid.

His Majesty was recovering from a previously scheduled hip surgery.

It was the first time, media reports indicated, since the King had met with his son-in-law since he became embroiled in a high profile corruption scandal. Infanta Cristina is said to have orchestrated the visit.

Queen Sofia and her grandson Juan Valentín, as posted by the Royal Household. © Agencia EFE

The visit also came just days after prosecutors asked a judge to approve roughly 4 million euro in bond for the Duke. They accuse him of stealing public funds along with his partner while heading the non-profit Noós Institute.

King Juan Carlos’ sisters, Infantas Pilar and Margarita, also visited him at the hospital.

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