A Spanish court has summoned the daughter of King Juan Carlos to appear as a suspect in a high-profile corruption case. Princess Cristina’s husband is accused of embezzlement and peddling influence, according to Deutsche Welle.
The court in Palma de Mallorca on Wednesday named the 47-year-old princess as the suspect in a case involving her husband and former Olympic handball player, Inaki Urdangarin.
In a decree, it said there was reason to believe the may have been involved in the alleged corruption by her husband and his former business partner Diego Torres.
Investigating judge, Jose Castro, said that to close the case without hearing from Princess Cristina would “discredit the maxim that justice is equal for all.”
He maintained there were signs that the princess was aware that her husband was using her name and status to obtain contracts. The princess was a board member of two of her husband’s companies.
“Evidence has arisen that allows room for doubt,” said Castro, summoning the princess to appear on April 27.