Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Infanta Cristina and family back in Barcelona

Iñaki Urdangarin, husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain, is taken a temporary leave of absence of Telefonica, the Spanish communications company, and had returned with his family to Barcelona after living in Bethesda, Maryland, for the past three years.

The couple's four children, Juan, Pablo, Miguel, and Irene, are back at the school that they attended before moving to the United States, reports El Mundo.

In a statement to the press, Urdangarin said he took the decision to have the company temporarily suspend his contract and take a leave of absence because of the "possibility of open judicial proceedings," which could have a negative impact" on Telefonica. 

He added that it is his intention to return to the company "with new activities in the future."  

King Juan Carlos has been informed of his son-in-law's plans.   Palace officials confirmed that the Royal Family was informed of the "new situation, " but Urdangarin's position remains unchanged and will not be included in official events. 

Infanta Cristina's position also remains the same.  She will not have any official duties, nor will she be included in family events.


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