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In this June 5, 2005 file photo, Spain's Duke of Palma, Inaki Urdangarin, celebrates the birth of his first daughter in Barcelona, Spain. Urdangarin, married to the king's second daughter, Princess Cristina, is accused of having used his position to embezzle several million dollars in public contracts assigned to a nonprofit foundation he set up. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File) Copyright 2012, The Associated Press

Spanish monarchy's popularity hits new low

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MADRID (AP) — When King Juan Carlos appeared at a recent basketball game in front of thousands of subjects, he was greeted by persistent heckling and whistling. It was an unprecedented spectacle in a nearly four-decade reign over which the monarch has basked in the nation's love and respect.


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