Princess Cristina of Spain separates from husband after 24 years of marriage one week after photos of him with another woman leaked and exposed his affair

King Felipe of Spain’s younger sister Princess Cristina has announced her separation from husband Inaki Urdangarin after 24 years of marriage and four children together.


“By mutual agreement we have decided to break off our marriage. Our commitment to our children remains intact. Since this is a private decision we ask the utmost respect of all those around us,” the couple, who have four children, said in a statement according to The Times.


The announcement comes one week after photos revealed Urdangarin’s affair with another woman. Urdangarin and the woman were photographed holding hands during a visit to southern France.


When asked about his affair, Urdangarin told reporters, “These things happen. It is a difficulty that we will manage with the utmost tranquillity and together as we have always done.”


Princess Cristina, who is known as the Infanta Cristina in Spain and remains sixth-in-line to the throne, currently lives and works in Switzerland.