Spain's Princess Cristina faces trial on corruption charges

June 25, 2014 8:40 AM

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Spain's Princess Cristina faces trial on corruption charges

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish court on Wednesday upheld corruption charges against Cristina de Borbon, sister of newly-crowned King Felipe VI, and her husband in one of the last steps before a trial that could cloud the monarchy's bid to rebuild its reputation.

The rulings by the Palma de Mallorca court come barely a week after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favor of his son, who sought to repair the royal family's scandal-worn image with a promise of honesty and transparency when he took the throne.

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