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Spanish princess in court for historic fraud hearing

ROYAL TROUBLE?The daughter of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, Cristina, was yesterday questioned about fraud allegations in a corruption scandal with her husband

AFP, PALMA, Spain

The king’s woes were worsened by a luxury elephant-hunting trip he made to Africa in 2012, as his subjects suffered in a recession.

These scandals and the sight of the king looking frail on crutches in his rare public appearances have raised debate about the future of his reign.

A recent poll showed 62 percent of Spaniards in favour of his abdication. Support for the monarchy in general fell to just under half.

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