Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y Greece, infanta of Spain, daughter of Juan Carlos I, Sofía of Greece and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca since 1997. Born in Madrid on June 13, 1965, he/she is the second daughter of SS.Mm. los Reyes of Spain Don Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbon , the Infanta Elenaand Doña Sofia of Greece and sister of Felipe, Prince of Asturias .
He studied of EGB, BUP and COU in the Madrid school our Lady of the way, like her sister Elena. Once the evidence of selectivity (1983) for access to the University, he/she enrolled at the Helenic College London (Great Britain), where he/she perfected his knowledge of English, French and Greek.
On his return to Spain in 1984, he/she enrolled in the Faculty of political science and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid. On reaching the age of majority, King don Juan Carlos imposed the band of Lady de la Orden de Isabel la Catolica, representing its full integration to the official acts of the Spanish Royal family.
In June 1989, he/she completed her studies in political science, and became the first woman from the Spanish Royal household who obtained a university degree. In November of the same year, in an academic ceremony in the Auditorium of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, his father King Don Juan Carlos handed his degree diploma.
In 1990 he/she moved to New York (United States) to further their studies and in 1991 began working for UNESCO at its Paris headquarters. A six-month training fellowship, he/she made their tasks in the social and human sciences sector;
Great athlete, especially in nautical disciplines, has participated in numerous races of 470 and 420 classes. He/She inherited from his father the hobby by sea and practice sailing during the summer stays of the Royal family in the Palacio de Marivent (Mallorca). During 1987 and 1988 he/she participated in the Championships of Spain's Olympic sailing classes, held in Cadiz, in order to qualify for the Olympic Games in Seoul 88. Alternate for the Spanish team of the category candle was 470 in Seoul. On October 9, 1988 he/she hoisted the Olympic flag in the city of Barcelona, site of the 1992 Olympics.
Like the rest of the members of the Royal family, the Infanta Doña Christian carries out frequent official trips. In 1989 he/she visited Brussels, in what is considered the first official Embassy, which the Princess carried out on behalf of Spain.
On September 6, 1992 received from the hands of the President of the Cabildo de La Gomera, Casimiro Curbelo, Torre del Conde gold medal, during the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the departure from the island, Columbus on his first voyage. In June 1992 it was awarded with the prize Maison of the France-dialogue, distinction given by the French Minister of tourism, Jean-Michel Baylet.
In October 1997, he/she married Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish balonmanista. On 28 September 1999, the Princess gave birth to their eldest son Juan Valentin; on December 6, 2000 was born Pablo Nicolás and the 30 April 2002 the Dukes of Palma were parents of his third son, Miguel. On June 5, 2005, was born in Barcelona, Irene, the couple's first daughter.
On 17 March 2005 the infanta Cristina was appointed Director of the Area Social de La Caixa Foundation, with responsibilities for programmes aimed at adults, volunteering and international cooperation, charge he/she played until the end of June 2009 when the Dukes of Palma moved his family residence in Barcelona to Washington, D.C., because of work commitments of her husband. At the end of 2011, after several months of rumours, Iñaqui Urdangarin was accused, together with his partner Diego Torres and seven other people, for alleged corruption related to irregularities in the Instituto Nóos, in the case investigating the crimes of forgery, corruption, fraud, embezzlement of public funds and the administration. In its resolution, the judge José Castro Aragón, instructor of the case, at the behest of the Balearic Islands, Pedro Horrach, anti-corruption Prosecutor quoted declare Urdangarin in February 2012 and noted that the Duke of Palma must realize "any negotiation form" that take place as a natural or legal person and in his condition of "representative, participant or linked". The own examining magistrate in the case, as well as the anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office of the Balearic Islands and the General Prosecutor's Office of the State, finally decided not to prosecute the Princess since, as it can be seen from the testimony of the defendants and the manipulated documentation, there is no evidence that participated in activities or the management of the companies involved. For these same reasons, the Office of the Attorney General rejected the particular complaint that brought a lawyer against the Princess. The case is currently in phase of instruction, although the King's own House came forward to express their "absolute respect for judicial decisions' e including H.M. the King made some allusions to the corruption in her traditional Christmas speech.
However, in April 2013, judge Castro decided to impute the Infanta on the basis of fourteen new evidence collected throughout the procedure and that did change its previous decision not to charge it. The anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office of Balearic, on the other hand, maintained that sufficient evidence there was no to impute it and considered that the judge acted in haste. The prosecutor decided to appeal against the decision of the judge to the audience of Palma. Finally, in may 2013, Provincial audience of Palm rose imputation to the infanta in the case"Noos".
The infanta Cristina is a great lover of music, shows skill at the piano, and also declares passionate about painting, architecture and sculpture.
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