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Swedish Princess Madeleine gives birth to daughter

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and fourth in line to the throne, has given birth to a girl in New York, the Swedish Royal Court announced Friday. "Both mother and child are in good health," the court said in a statement. The 31-year-old princess -- whose full name is Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine -- married US-British banker Christopher O'Neill in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm in June. The couple live in New York and the baby is their first child.

Swedish Princess Madeleine gives birth to daughter

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and fourth in line to the throne, has given birth to a girl in New York, the Swedish Royal Court announced Friday. "Both mother and child are in good health," the court said in a statement. The 31-year-old princess -- whose full name is Madeleine Therese Amelie Josephine -- married US-British banker Christopher O'Neill in a lavish ceremony in Stockholm in June. The couple live in New York and the baby is their first child.

Spanish princess says husband ran joint company

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Feb 20 (EFE).- The younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos' two daughters told a judge she had no role in managing a jointly owned firm that her husband allegedly used to launder embezzled money, media outlets said Thursday, citing court transcripts. "I trusted him, he suggested it to me and I accepted," Princess Cristina said, explaining why she agreed to husband Iñaki Urdangarin's proposal that they create the Aizoon company.

Spanish princess says husband ran joint company

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Feb 20 (EFE).- The younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos' two daughters told a judge she had no role in managing a jointly owned firm that her husband allegedly used to launder embezzled money, media outlets said Thursday, citing court transcripts. "I trusted him, he suggested it to me and I accepted," Princess Cristina said, explaining why she agreed to husband Iñaki Urdangarin's proposal that they create the Aizoon company.

Spain princess fights fraud accusations in court

Spain's princess Cristina distanced herself from fraud accusations during a tough court hearing Saturday over a scandal that has plunged the royal family into crisis. Dressed in a white shirt and black jacket, King Juan Carlos's youngest daughter nodded to reporters as she left the court in Palma on the holiday island of Majorca after being questioned for seven hours. Cristina was questioned over allegations that she was complicit in tax-dodging and money laundering in a courtroom overlooked by a portrait of her own father, Juan Carlos, 76, who is the head of state.

Spanish princess denies role in corruption scandal

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Feb 8 (EFE).- Princess Cristina, the younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos' two daughters, said in an historic court appearance Saturday that she had no role in managing a real-estate and consulting company that she co-owned with her husband and is at the center of a long-running corruption case, judicial sources told Efe.

Spanish princess questioned in corruption investigation

By Teresa Larraz Mora PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain's Princess Cristina was questioned by a judge on Saturday in a corruption case that has deepened public anger over graft among the ruling class and discontent with the royal family. It was the first time that a Spanish royal has been summoned in a criminal proceeding since the monarchy was restored in 1975 after the death of dictator Francisco Franco.

Spain princess fights fraud accusations in court

Spain's princess Cristina fought to distance herself from fraud accusations as she faced a tough court hearing Saturday over a scandal that has plunged the royal family into crisis. King Juan Carlos's youngest daughter, 48, smiled and looked relaxed as she arrived at court in Palma on the holiday island of Majorca, nodding to television crews, photographers and reporters crowded near the door.

Spain princess in court for historic fraud hearing

Spanish King Juan Carlos's daughter Cristina entered court smiling under the gaze of the world's media Saturday to answer fraud accusations, a historic first for the troubled royal family. After stepping out of a dark car, the blonde-haired princess walked the final few steps into a court in Palma de Majorca, nodding to television crews, photographers and reporters crowded near the door.

Spain princess faces court in historic fraud scandal

A judge questions Spanish King Juan Carlos's daughter Cristina on Saturday over fraud allegations in a corruption scandal -- a historic first for the troubled royal family. The rare royal spectacle takes place at a court on the island of Majorca, where for decades the family sunbathed and sailed yachts in the summer. The holiday island is now the centre of an embarrassing scandal that has turned much of the public against the royals and raised doubts over the future of the monarchy.
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