In the royals‘ lives, not everything is always as well-behaved as we might think. Several Royal families already had to cope with different kinds of scandals. We are going to show you the biggest Scandals the royals had to face in recent history…
One thing is for sure – the Queen was not amused when she found out about Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s separation in 1992. While Diana started seeing her high school friend James Gilbey afterwards, Prince Charles rediscovered his love for Camilla Parker Bowles. In 1996, Diana (†36) and Charles finally got divorced.
Prince Harry, also known as "Party Harry“, made the headlines several times by his womanizing and his excesses with alcohol back when he was a teenager. There was hardly a party which which the young Prince didn’t attend. By now, it has gotten pretty quiet when it comes to Harry and the headlines he‘s making are almost solely all about his royal duties and his widespread volunteer work - and, of course, about his (stable and ‘normal’) relationship with the American actress Meghan Markle, whom he married on May 19th 2018.
Even the Norwegian prince royal Haakon was in the headlines in the past. When marrying Mette-Marit, she also brought her illegitimate son with her, causing a big controversy about the couple and what it meant to the crown. Fortunately, in the end the couple‘s love and happiness was much more important than any royal rules and conventions.
Hard to believe, but true: The gorgeous Swedish Princess Madeleine was cheated on by her former fiancé Jonas Bergström. The couple could not make it through this affair and so they broke up in 2010. Today, Princess Madeleine is happy with her husband Christopher O‘Neil and their two children.
Prince Andrew and his wife Sarah Ferguson were also in the headlines during the nineties: Andrew broke up with “Fergie” in 1992, because she was photographed topless by the pool - next to her financial adviser. Ouch!
A biography about Carl Gustav of Sweden revealed several dark secrets about the King. Nevertheless, his wife, Queen Silvia, never wavered and had his back all the way! That is true love and a profound sense of duty on the part of Silvia. What a strong woman...
This definitely wasn’t a fun period for the British Royals! Sophia Wessex, Prince Edwards‘ wife, was tricked in by a reporter, disguised as a sheikh. During their conversation, Sophia spoke out pretty openly and made some snide comments about Princess Diana, Prince Charles and also the Queen. Obviously, the Royals should be not amused by that unwariness and attitude.
A public appearance of the Spanish Queen Letizia at a state reception with Prince Charles and Camilla provoked considerable attention. Letizia appeared extremely thin on all of the pictures made at the event. Several fans of the Royals were really worried about the beautiful women and her health.
That wasn’t the only time Letizia caused scandal: In 2010, a book about the Queen was published, revealing juicy details about Letizia’s life previous to the marriage with Felipe.
It was not really easy for Máxima Zorretuieta to marry the Dutch Willem-Alexander. Máximas father, who served in Argentina as state secretary when the military dictator Jorge Videla was still in charge. That‘s why he was not allowed to participate in his daughters‘ wedding. Poor Máxima!
Pictures like this caused a lot of headlines in the late nineties. Then in 1998, it became generally known that the much beloved Swedish Princess Victoria was struggling with anorexia. She really was way too skinny during that time…