Spain: Court sets Jan. 11 as trial date for princess

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Posted: Oct 06, 2015 4:41 AM

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has set Jan. 11 as the date for the trial of Princess Cristina on tax fraud charges. She will be the first royal family member to stand trial since Spain's monarchy was restored in 1975.

Cristina, the 50-year-old sister of King Felipe, was indicted as part of a probe into her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, who faces charges of money-laundering and fraud.

The Balearic Islands court said Tuesday the couple will stand trial next year along with 16 others in the case.

Cristina and Urdangarin, through their lawyers, have repeatedly asserted their innocence.