Spain and Denmark
After a series of high profile scandals, the Spanish Royal Family is at something of a low point in terms of public opinion. When Tom Burridge got a call to attend a 'secret' press conference, he gained an insight into the Zarzuela's attempts to rebuild confidence in the monarchy.
In Denmark, a country with traditionally high public spending, recent cuts have prompted panic in some circles. Jake Wallis Simons meets the money-saving robot hoovers in a Copenhagen old age home, and discovers they're not necessarily a threat.
(Photo: Three people wearing masks representing Spanish king Juan Carlos (2R), his daughter Princess Cristina (2L) and her husband Inaki Urdangarin (R) are carried in a crate during the annual carnival of Zubieta, in the northern Spanish province of Navarra. Credit: Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images)