Spain's Princess Cristina to move to Washington DC

24th April 2009, Comments 0 comments

The Spanish princess is moving as her husband has accepted a position in Washington DC with Telefonica.

MADRID – Spain's Princess Cristina is to move to Washington with her family as her husband has accepted a position in the US capital with Spanish telecoms group Telefonica, the royal palace said Thursday.

Cristina, 43, is the youngest daughter and second of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia's three children.

It was unclear when the princess, her husband Inaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma de Majorca, and their four children, aged between three and nine, would be moving, a spokesman for the royal palace said. But Spanish news reports said it would be after the summer.

The couple met at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, where Urdangarin was competing in the Spanish handball team, and were married a year later.

They currently live in the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona.

Spanish celebrity magazine Hola said that among the Washington schools the royal couple are considering for their children was Sidwell Friends School, attended by the daughters of US President Barack Obama, Malia and Sasha.

AFP / Expatica

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