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Judge seeks fraud trial for Spain's Princess Cristina

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A Spanish judge ruled Wednesday that King Felipe's sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband should face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial. 

A file picture taken on April 22, 2010 shows Spain's Princess Cristina arriving to attend a funeral mass for former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch at Barcelona's cathedral

Six days after Felipe, 46, came to the throne promising an "honest and transparent" monarchy, the decision refocused attention on a scandal that had blighted the reign of his 76-year-old father Juan Carlos.

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