The Spanish royal family took one more step Friday to distance themselves from Iñaki Urdangarín’s mounting legal problems by removing his biography from their website. The site was the last visible sign of a connection to the Duke of Palma, all other official connections having been severed just over a year ago when the corruption charges came to light. The actions this week were taken because additional emails were released by Diego Torres, the Duke’s former business partner, that fly in the face of the Duke’s denials. The two are accused of diverting public funds for their own profit through their nonprofit organization, Nóos Institute. The Duke has been called to appear at a court in Palma for a second time on February 23.
While the royal family has cut off all ties to the Duke of Palma, the Bourbon family appears to be working through the issues. The Duke is married to King Juan Carlos’ youngest daughter HRH Infanta Cristina. He joined the family for Christmas dinner and visited his father-in-law in the hospital after hip surgery.