Spanish Princess Charged

Infanta Cristina, the youngest daughter of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, was charged Tuesday with money laundering and fraud. The princess has been summoned to appear in court on March 8. Her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, the duke of Palma, is being investigated for embezzlement, although he has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crime. Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball player, has been accused of diverting and misusing millions in public funds through a nonprofit sports firm, the Noos Institute. The new court summons relate to Aizoon, a firm co-owned by the royal couple, which investigators say was a front used for the embezzled funds. Urdangarin was scrapped from all royal public appearances in December 2011.