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Olympics and Royal Love Stories: Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin

In the third edition of our series “Olympics and Royal Love Stories”, we look at the meeting and marriage of Infanta Cristina of Spain to Iñaki Urdangarín. Infanta Cristina of Spain is the middle child of the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos and his wife, Queen Sofia, who was a Greek princess by birth. She’s also the older sister to Spain’s current monarch, King Felipe. She was on…
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Who is Leonor, Princess of Asturias?

She was born on 31 October 2005 to the Prince and Princess of Asturias, now King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, at the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid by caesarian section due to the lack of progression in labour. The announcement of her birth was sent out through…
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ETA member sentenced to 92 years for plot to kill Spanish king

Eneko Gogeaskoetxea Arronategui has been sentenced to 92 years in prison by the Spanish national court for his part in a failed plot to assassinate Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I. Gogeaskoetxea, a member of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), plotted with another group member to kill Juan Carlos with grenades at the opening of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum on 18 October…
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Spanish royals implicated in Panama Papers scandal

The Spanish Royal Family are the latest high profile figures to be implicated into the Panama Papers scandal after the leaked documents reveal King Felipe’s Aunt was President of a company registered in Panama. Infanta Pilar de Borbon, who is the sister of former…
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New details in Spain's Infanta Cristina’s corruption case

The Spanish court has been told new details about Spain’s Infanta Cristina and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin. A co-defendant, José Luis Ballester, an Olympic gold-medal-winning sailor, said that despite being longtime friends with the royal couple he felt “used” by them. Princess Cristina met Ballester in the early 1990s. He added that he felt he was obliged to help the…
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Infanta Cristina becomes first member of Spanish Royal Family to be put on trial

It will be a significant day in Spanish history tomorrow when King Felipe’s sister Infanta Cristina will become the first member of the country’s Royal Family to be put on trial. The Spanish Princess faces charges of alleged tax fraud and involvement in an embezzlement scam along with her husband, Inaki Urdangarin. Mr Urdangarin has been accused of using Noos Institute, a non-profit…
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