Infanta Cristina, King Juan Carlos’ youngest daughter and King Felipe’s sister, will stand trial for fraud charges, a Balearic Islands judge announced today, according to Spanish media.
Members of the Royal Family and extended King’s Family were hoping Infanta Cristina would be able to avoid trial, especially after paying almost 600,000 euros in restitution.
Infanta Cristina’s legal troubles are tied to her husband Iñaki Urdangarín’s business dealings. He stands accused of using a non-profit company for personal gain through lucrative government contracts.
Infanta Cristina, currently 6th in line to the throne, has yet to resign her dynastic rights. Pressure is mounting on her to do so.