Infanta Cristina Hopes Big Payment Resolves Liability

Infanta Cristina this week gave a court in Palma de Mallorca almost 600,000 euros in restitution for potential civil violations.

Infanta Cristina’s husband, Iñaki Urdangarín, has for years been under investigation for allegations of using a non-profit company for personal gain through lucrative government contracts.

Urdangarín has denied responsibility and there has been a judicial tug-of-war over whether his wife should be implicated in the case.

The main focus of the Royal Household is keeping the King’s sister out of court, and her paying almost 600,000 euros may achieve that goal.

Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma. Photo courtesy Organization of American States via Flickr.
Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma. Photo courtesy Organization of American States via Flickr.

Spanish media outlets did not only focus on the payment this week, but on the fact that Infanta Cristina’s legal team originally deposited the money at the wrong court in Barcelona rather than Palma.

King Juan Carlos’ recent abdication and King Felipe’s proclamation has eased the controversy’s effect on the Royal Family.

That’s because Infanta Cristina is no longer a member of the nuclear Royal Family, but of a set of relatives known as the King’s Family.

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