Naki’s kicking runs into the sand

Sports marketing agency Octagon has employed royalty, the Diary hears.

Sports marketing agency Octagon has employed royalty, the Diary hears.

Inaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma and son-in-law of King Juan Carlos of Spain, will join the company’s Spanish arm from October 1.

Friends tell the Diary that “Snappy Inaki” is a talented guy. Naki, 33, is a former handball player who has won two Olympic bronze medals, most recently in Sydney.

One says: “Unlike the British Royals, he’s extremely hard-working. He knows his new job will be tough.”

The Diary wishes him well in his taxing new role as vice-president of beach soccer (worldwide).

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