As Spain's Princess Cristina testifies before a judge in a corruption case, the royal family's popularity is Spain is at record low.
The once-revered King Juan Carlos is seen as woefully out of step with a nation suffering economic hardship.
An opinion poll released last month put the king's popularity at a record low, with almost two thirds of Spaniards wanting him to abdicate and hand the crown to his son.
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