Every family has its own share of difficulties, ups and downs. The royal family have had some of them as well. The only difference was, they are quite famous personalities which turned those mistakes into major royal scandals.
We bring you some of the most famous royal scandals the British monarchy has ever faced.
- WHEN KING EDWARD VIII GAVE UP THE THRONE FOR LOVE.
Edward VIII took the British throne in 1936 but renounced it 1 year later so that he could marry his love, Wallis Simpson. She was an American socialite with two divorces. When Edward proposed, there was a social and a political uproar. The Church of England forbade him from marrying a divorced woman.
Then he was forced to abdicate the throne as well. This massive royal scandal changed the line of succession entirely. This scandal also pre-determined that the 10-year-old Princess Elizabeth would become the future Queen of England.
- THAT TIME WHEN PRINCE HARRY WAS CAUGHT NAKED.
Some pictures of Prince Harry showed him completely naked, playing a game of strip billiards in Las Vegas. He was on a break before he was set to serve in Afghanistan for the British Army. Prince Harry said after the incident:
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“At the end of the day I probably let myself down, I let my family down and I let other people down. But it was probably a classic example of me probably being too much army and not enough prince. It’s a simple case of that”.
- WHEN PRINCE CHARLES DATED PRINCESS DIANA’S SISTER BEFORE HER.
Lady Sarah McCorquodale is Diana’s eldest sister. She is also most famously known for having introduced her to Prince Charles. According to some reports, McCorquodale is said to have dated Charles for a short period of time in the 70’s.
Their romance quickly ended when she expressed that she’d never marry Charles ‘if he were the dustman or the King of England’.
WHEN PRINCESS DIANA’S REVEALED HER SELF-HARM INCIDENT.
There was a time when Diana said that ‘she purposely threw herself down the stairs while four months pregnant with William‘. It was done in an attempt to get Prince Charles’ attention.
- WHEN PRINCESS DIANA’S ‘AFFAIR’ PHONE CALL WAS LEAKED OUT.
In 1992, The Sun released a transcript of a recorded phone call between Princess of Wales and her alleged lover, James Gilbey. That time, she was still married to Prince Charles.
In the conversation, Gilbey called Princess Diana by the pet name ‘squidgy’ 53 times to be precise. He even told her that he loved her.
- AND THEN PRINCE CHARLES’ SEXY BEDTIME CALL WAS LEAKED OUT TOO.
Soon after the affair phone call of Princess Diana, an Australian magazine released a scandalous transcript of a conversation between Prince Charles and Camilla Bowles. That phone call confirmed the ongoing rumours that the Charles was romantically involved with Bowles.
The incident was rightfully called ‘Camillagate’. It even revealed many dirty jokes that were exchanged between them. One of which we have is about Charles wanting to turn into a tampon in order to ‘live inside’ Bowles’ trousers.