MADRID (AP) - A court official says Spain's Princess Cristina will face trial for tax fraud in a corruption trial that also ensnared her husband and 16 others.

MADRID (AP) A court official says Spain's Princess Cristina will face trial for tax fraud in a corruption trial that also ensnared her husband and 16 others.

The official says a panel of judges rejected Cristina's argument that she should not be tried because a prosecutor recommended she face at most administrative fines.

The 50-year-old Cristina is the sister of King Felipe VI. She faces two counts of tax fraud carrying a maximum prison sentence of eight years, for allegedly failing to declare taxes on personal expenses paid by a real estate company she owned with her husband Inaki Urdangarin, an Olympic handball medalist turned businessman.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with court policy.