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Palma.—Palma judge Jose Castro yesterday called King Juan Carlos’s daughter Cristina for questioning as a fraud suspect on 8 February, bringing forward the date after she abandoned plans to appeal the summons, from 8 March.
Princess Cristina will be the first direct member of Spain’s royal family to testify in court while facing preliminary charges for a crime, Spain’s royal household confirmed.
Her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, the King’s son-in-law, already faces preliminary charges in the same case. He testified last February about his business dealings and the alleged diversion of public funds that have been at the center of a judge’s investigation.