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Infanta Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbon of Spain (Borbón), Princess

German: Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de Borbón y Grecia (Borbón), Prinzessin von Spanien, Spanish: Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y Grecia, Infanta de España, Russian: Кристина Фредерика Бурбон Испанская, Princess
Also Known As: "Cristina of Spain"
Current Location:: Barcelona, Espagña
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Birthplace: Madrid, España (Spain)
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Daughter of Juan Carlos I, Rey de España and Sofía de Grecia, Reina consorte de España
Wife of Private and Iñaki Urdangarín Liebaert
Mother of Private; Private; Private; Private; Private and 3 others
Sister of Elena de Borbón y Grecia, duquesa de Lugo; Felipe VI Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos of Borbon and Grece, King of Spain; Private User and Private User

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About Cristina de Borbón

(( "King of Spain strips his own SISTER of Duchess of Palma title ahead of her upcoming tax fraud trial

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Princess Cristina, 49, has been indicted as part of a probe into her husband Inaki Urdangarin faces charges including money-laundering and fraud He faces up to 19 years in prison, while the princess could be jailed for four King Felipe VI has now moved to distance the royal family from the scandal Vowed to restore public trust in the monarchy on becoming king last year ))

By John Hall for MailOnline Published: 10:13 GMT, 12 June 2015 | ___________________________________________________________________________________

Cristina Federica Victoria af Borbón og Grækenland, Princess of Spain, ((Duchess of Palma de Mallorca))

Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca

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The Infanta Doña Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca (Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y de Grecia; born June 13, 1965), is the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain. She is seventh in the line of succession to the Spanish Throne, after her siblings, Felipe and Elena and their children.

Birth

Doña Cristina was born in Madrid and was baptised at the Palacio de La Zarzuela by the Archbishop of Madrid. Her godparents were Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, and Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain.

[edit]Education

She received her secondary education at Santa María del Camino School and she graduated from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1989 with a degree in political science. She continued her studies at New York University, obtaining a master's degree in international relations in 1990. In 1991, she gained practical experience working at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The Infanta is fluent in Catalan, English, French, Greek and Spanish.

[edit]Marriage and children

She married team handball player Iñaki Urdangarin in Barcelona on October 4, 1997, at which time her father conferred on her the title Duchess of Palma de Mallorca for life [1]. They have four children, all born in Barcelona:

His Excellency Don Juan Valentín de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón Grandee of Spain (born September 29, 1999)

His Excellency Don Pablo Nicolás Sebastián de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón Grandee of Spain (born December 6, 2000)

His Excellency Don Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón Grandee of Spain (born April 30, 2002)

Her Excellency Doña Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y de Borbón Grandee of Spain (born June 5, 2005)

They live in Barcelona, where the Infanta Cristina is in charge of the international cooperation program at the La Caixa Foundation.

Activities in Spain and abroad

She carries out many institutional, cultural, academic and welfare activities in Spain and abroad, especially in European and Latin American countries.

As Honorary President of the Spanish Committee of UNESCO, she has maintained her links with this international organisation and with several of its projects, especially educational ones, with the focus on activities to protect the natural and artistic heritage. In October 2001, she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations for the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing. She is also a member of the Dali Foundation Board of Trustees.

She supports a number of welfare bodies and participates personally in courses on adapted sailing for the handicapped. She is the President of the International Foundation for Disabled Sailing.

She's also been a member of the Bilderberg group since 2001, with her mother Queen Sofia of Spain and her father Juan Carlos I, King of Spain.

Sports and participation in the Olympics

She practises a number of sports including skiing, but her favourite is sailing. She has taken part in many national and international events and was a member of the Spanish Olympic sailing team at the Seoul Games in 1988 where she was standard bearer in the opening parade.

PVD's 29th cousin once removed.


Infanta Cristina of Spain is the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía. As of 2015 she is sixth in the line of succession to the Spanish throne, after her brother King Felipe VI's children, her sister Elena, and Elena's children.

From 2013 she was under investigation and later tried for fraud relating to accusations of corruption involving a company owned by Cristina and her husband.

Cristina de Borbón was born at Our Lady of Loreto Clinic in Madrid and was baptized into the Church at the Palacio de La Zarzuela by the Archbishop of Madrid. Her godparents were Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz (her first cousin once removed), and Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain (great-aunt).

She received her secondary education at Santa María del Camino School before graduating from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1989 with a degree in political science. She pursued postgraduate studies at New York University, obtaining an MA in international relations in 1990. In 1991, she gained practical experience working at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

She speaks fluent Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Greek.

Cristina married team handball player Iñaki Urdangarín in Barcelona on 4 October 1997. On this occasion, she was created Duchess of Palma de Mallorca for life. The couple have four children, all born at Teknon Medical Centre in Barcelona: Juan (born 29 September 1999), Pablo (born 6 December 2000), Miguel (born 30 April 2002), and Irene (born 5 June 2005).

They lived in Washington, D.C. from 2009 to 2012, where her husband worked for Telefónica. In August 2013 she moved with her four children to Geneva, Switzerland, to take a job with the Caixa Foundation, while her husband, who is the subject of an embezzlement investigation, remained in Barcelona.

She practices a number of sports including skiing, but her favorite is sailing. She has taken part in many national and international events and was a member of the Spanish Olympic sailing team at the Seoul Games in 1988 where she was standard bearer in the opening parade.

Her husband was investigated from early 2012 on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining millions in public funds in the Nóos case. In April 2013, Infanta Cristina was formally named as a suspect in the case by the judge in charge. When invited to comment, a Royal Household spokesman said that the Casa Real "does not comment on judicial decisions", yet the next day, after the anti-corruption prosecutor announced that he would appeal the decision, it relented by expressing "absolute conformity" with the legal authorities. In the light of the forthcoming trial, she and her children moved to Geneva, Switzerland, in summer 2013. On 7 January 2014, a Spanish judge charged her with tax fraud and money laundering and ordered her to appear in court. The Infanta made her first appearance in the Majorca Court on 8 February 2014, where she denied any knowledge of her husband's dealings.

Spanish judge Jose Castro formalised charges against Infanta Cristina on 25 June 2014. In November 2014 the High Court of Palma de Mallorca upheld tax fraud charges against the princess, paving the way for her to face trial; however, it decided to drop money-laundering charges. Her lawyers maintained that they remained completely convinced of her innocence. On December 22, 2014, the High Court of the Balearic Islands announced that Infanta Cristina, her husband, and 15 others would stand trial on tax fraud charges "as soon as next year".

On 12 June 2015, King Felipe VI officially deprived his sister of her dukedom, privately announcing his intention beforehand. Pursuant to their meeting in person on 12 June Infanta Cristina wrote to the king (her brother) requesting the forfeiture of her noble title, immediately following which a royal decree to that effect was issued. According to newspaper El País, between 1995 and 2013 the Spanish monarchy's approval rating dropped from 7.5 to 3.68 out of 10 amongst Spaniards. The Spanish media also attributed, in no small part, King Juan Carlos' abdication to these ongoing proceedings. Her right of succession to the throne and to the royal title of infanta were unaffected.

Cristina's trial began on 11 January 2016, presided over by three judges in Palma, with a maximum potential sentence of eight years if found guilty. The charges were filed by the 'Clean Hands' anti-graft organisation using a Spanish legal instrument known as the 'people's accusation'. At this date, her lawyers had asked judges to drop the criminal charges against her, and the state prosecutor said there was insufficient evidence to back up the accusations, but on January 29 the Court in Palma de Mallorca, where the trial was being held, said in a statement it was upholding the charges. She took the stand in March 2016, denying being an accessory to tax evasion, and denying knowledge of her husband's activities. She insisted on her right to answer only questions from her own lawyer. She said that her husband handled the couple's finances, and that she did not know why some large personal expenses were charged to a credit card of a company that the couple owned. She said that she never spoke with her husband about these matters because she was not interested in the subject, and that she was very busy with her small children. On 17 February 2017, she was acquitted of the charges, while her husband received a sentence of imprisonment for a term of six years and three months.

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Cristina de Borbón's Timeline

1965
June 13, 1965
Madrid, España
June 13, 1965
- September 26, 1997
Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
June 21, 1965
Zarzuela Palace in Madrid
July 14, 1965
Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
1997
September 26, 1997
- present
Age 32
Madrid, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain