Princess Caroline’s Husband Investigated for Draft Exemption
TURIN, Italy (AP) _ A military prosecutor said Tuesday that authorities are investigating whether Princess Caroline of Monaco’s husband, Stefano Casiraghi, had a valid reason for his exemption from Italian military service six years ago.
Prosecutor Giuseppe Tattoli, who has been investigating alleged illegal exemptions in northern Italy, would not discuss details of Casiraghi’s case except to say that it was under investigation.
A lawyer for the Casiraghi family, Sergio Di Natale, said authorities have informed the family that the case was under investigation.
He said that Casiraghi, 26, the son of a wealthy Italian industrialist, was exempted from military service six years ago because he was suffering from a disorder that caused temporary impotence.
Di Natale said that exemption documents ″are absolutely regular.″
Italian newspapers gave the story heavy play Tuesday, a few days after reporting the birth of the second child of Princess Caroline and Casiraghi.
Casiraghi is an Italian citizen who also holds citizenship of the principality of Monaco. He could be ordered to serve in the army for 12 months if the original exemption is voided.