Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark are among the few European royals not forced to cut back spending because of the debit crisis. In Spain, King Juan Carlos has cut his own salary, as well as that of his son and heir Crown Prince Felipe, by about 7 percent. In Britain, Queen Elizabeth has opened some parts of Buckingham Palace to tourists, raising money on admission tickets. Official accounts showed British taxpayers spent nearly $50 million supporting the monarchy in 2011. (Associated Press)

Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark are among the few European royals not forced to cut back spending because of the debit crisis. In Spain, King Juan Carlos has cut his own salary, as well as that of his son and heir Crown Prince Felipe, by about 7 percent. In Britain, Queen Elizabeth has opened some parts of Buckingham Palace to tourists, raising money on admission tickets. Official accounts showed British taxpayers spent nearly $50 million supporting the monarchy in 2011. (Associated Press)