Princess Cristina, the younger daughter of Spain's King Juan Carlos, will move to Geneva for work reasons, while her husband will remain in Barcelona pending judicial proceedings against him for alleged corruption, sources close to the family said.
Cristina, who for years has worked for the Fundacion La Caixa, will take charge of coordinating the foundation's work with U.N. agencies headquartered in the Swiss city.
The couple's four children will join their mother in moving to Geneva.
The princess's husband, Iñaki Urdangarin will spend his time between the Swiss city and Barcelona, where he will maintain his residence to be able to attend to his defense in the corruption case, according to the same sources.
Urdangarin is accused of misuse of 6 million euros ($7.97 million) in public funds that flowed into Instituto Noos, a non-profit he headed from 2003-2006.
The royal family has no plans to comment on Princess Cristina's transfer of residence, a palace spokesman said. EFE