MADRID —In another blow to Spain’s royal family, a court named Princess Cristina, the king’s daughter, as a suspect Wednesday in a corruption case involving her husband.
The Palma de Mallorca court announced that the princess will be called in for questioning on April 27. She has not been charged with any offense. Her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, a lead suspect in the investigation, has also not been charged with any crime.
The court summons is a first for a member of the king’s immediate family. The Royal Palace expressed surprise at the judge’s decision and would not comment about what the princess’s defense would be.
The announcement comes after a year of health and image problems for King Juan Carlos, once one of Spain’s most popular figures, widely admired for his role in helping steer Spain to democracy in the 1970s.