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|Duchess of Palma de Mallorca|
|Infanta Cristina at the GAVI Alliance conference in London, 13 June 2011|
|Spouse||Iñaki Urdangarín, Duke of Palma de Mallorca|
|Issue||Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón|
Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón
Miguel Urdangarín y de Borbón
Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón
|Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia|
|House||House of Bourbon|
|Father||Juan Carlos I of Spain|
|Mother||Sophia of Greece and Denmark|
|Born|| 13 June 1965 |
Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca (Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y Grecia, born 13 June 1965) is the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain. As of 2014[update] she is sixth in the line of succession to the Spanish throne, after her brother King Felipe VI's children, her sister Elena, and Elena's children.
Cristina was born in Madrid and was baptized into the Church at the Palacio de La Zarzuela by the Archbishop of Madrid. Her godparents were Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, and Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain.
She received her secondary education at Santa María del Camino School and she graduated from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1989 with a degree in political science. She continued her studies at New York University, obtaining a master's degree in international relations in 1990. In 1991, she gained practical experience working at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
The Infanta is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English and Greek.
She married team handball player Iñaki Urdangarín in Barcelona on 4 October 1997, at which time her father conferred on her the title Duchess of Palma de Mallorca for life. Iñaki Urdangarín became the Duke of Palma de Mallorca.
The couple have four children, all born in Barcelona:
They lived in Washington, D.C. from 2009 to 2012, where her husband worked for Telefónica. In August 2013 she moved with her four children to Geneva, Switzerland, to take a job with the Caixa Foundation, while her husband, who is the subject of an embezzlement investigation, remained in Barcelona.
She carries out many institutional, cultural, academic and welfare activities in Spain and abroad, especially in European and Latin American countries.
As Honorary President of the Spanish Committee of UNESCO, she has maintained her links with this international organization and with several of its projects, especially educational ones, with a focus on activities to protect the natural and artistic heritage. In October 2001, she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations for the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing. She is also a member of the Dali Foundation Board of Trustees.
She supports a number of welfare bodies and participates personally in courses on adapted sailing for disabled people. She is the President of the International Foundation for Disabled Sailing.
She's also been a member of the Bilderberg Group since 2001, with her parents.
Her husband was investigated from early 2012 on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining millions in public funds in the Nóos case. In April 2013, Infanta Cristina was formally named as a suspect in the case by the judge in charge. When approached for comment, the Royal Household said that it "does not comment on judicial decisions", yet the next day, after the anti-corruption prosecutor announced that he would appeal the decision, they commented on it showing their "absolute conformity". In light of the forthcoming trial, she and her children moved to Geneva, Switzerland in Summer 2013. On 7 January 2014, a Spanish judge charged her with tax fraud and money laundering and ordered her to appear in court. She made her first appearance in a court in Majorca on 8 February 2014.
Spanish judge Jose Castro formalised charges against Princess Cristina on 25th June 2014 resulting in the possibility that she could face trial, with up to 11 years in jail if found guilty. However, an appeal has been lodged against the decision. 
She practices a number of sports including skiing, but her favorite is sailing. She has taken part in many national and international events and was a member of the Spanish Olympic sailing team at the Seoul Games in 1988 where she was standard bearer in the opening parade.
The Infanta's style and title in full: Su Alteza Real Doña Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y Grecia de Urdangarín, Infanta de España, Duquesa de Palma de Mallorca (Her Royal Highness Ms. Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia of the Holy Trinity of Bourbon and Greece, Mrs. Urdangarín, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca).
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Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de MallorcaBorn: 13 June 1965
|Lines of succession|
Victoria Federica de Marichalar
|Line of succession to the Spanish Throne|
Juan Valentín Urdangarín
|Flagbearer for Spain|
Felipe, Prince of Asturias