Sixth in Line for Spanish Throne Accused of Tax Fraud

Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y de Grecia appeared in court this week on a charge of tax fraud.

Cristina is the sister of the Spanish head of state. She is considered by monarchists to be a “princess”. The Spanish “royal” family has cut its ties to Ms. de Borbón and has taken away the title of “duchess”. It cannot, however, take away her potential right to become the “queen” of Spain.

The charge against Ms. de Borbón is a part of a wider investigation into corruption. Her lawyer claims that the charge should be dropped because it has not been brought by a state body but by a private anti-corruption organisation.