Judge Jose Castro who is investigating alleged corruption involving the King's son-in-law the Duke of Palma, Iñaki Urdangarin, ruled yesterday that he can keep his passport.

The movement Manos Limpios (clean hands) which is acting as the private prosecution in the case, has applied that the Duke have his passport seized after it was made public that he has been offered a job promoting handball in Qatar. The investigation being carried out here in Palma centres on whether Iñaki Urdangarin and his former business partner funneled about 5 million euros in public funds via the nonprofit Noos Institute they ran into private businesses they controlled.

Urdangarin, 45, has already been questioned twice by Castro since the probe began two years ago.