The husband of Spain’s Infanta Cristina spoke to the news agency EFE about his involvement with a corruption scandal that is causing controversy for the royal family.
Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma, said this in a phone conversation:
“With the accumulation of information and commentary in the media relating to my professional activities, I would point out that I deeply regret that they are causing serious damage to the image of my family and the House of His Majesty the King, who have nothing to do with my private activities.”
He went on to say, “I have appointed legal adviser and spokesman Don Mario Pascual Vives, counsel for the Bar Association of Barcelona, which will be the person authorized to speak in my name.”
Urdangarin is at the center of a scandal that accuses him of embezzling public money through a non-profit organization he was head of between 2004 and 2006.
It is expected that he would be indicted by early next year.
Sources: EFE, Telegraph (UK)