THE scandal-hit Duke and Duchess of Palma are selling their controversial Catalan mansion in Pedralbes, near Barcelona, for a cool €9.8million.
Infanta Cristina, daughter of King and Queen Sofía, has moved to Geneva to take a job at La Caixa Bank leaving her husband Iñaki Urdangarín to sell up before joining her.
However, Urdangarín may end up staying in Spain for longer than expected if he is sent to jail for money-laundering in the case surrounding his firm, the Nóos Institute, in Palma, Mallorca.
The former handball player first appeared in court in Palma in February facing allegations that he and his business partner had funnelled millions of euros raised for the charity foundation through fraudulent deals.
The princess was called to give evidence in April, after emails emerged suggesting she was aware of her husband´s financial misconduct. However, in the end she was given immunity.
The case continues.
Why i sthe house considered controversial?
If I am not mistaken,I believe it was the question of how the funds were secured to buy and renovate the house.