6 Epic Royal Family Scandals And Secrets
4. Princess Fergie
Just like her ex husband, Prince Andrew, Fergie has found herself in a series of scandals, most of them involving money. In 2005, she was caught on tape accepting $750,000 from an undercover journalist posing as an international tycoon for access to Andrew. “Five hundred thousand pounds [approx $750,000] when you can, to me…[to] open doors,” she said. “Then you open up all the channels, whatever you need, whatever you want…We can do so much. If you want to meet him in your business, look after me and he’ll look after you.”
This wasn’t the only trouble that Fergie was found herself in. She came under fire again in 2011 when she admitted to receiving financial help from Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier turned convicted pedophile who reportedly pimped out a teenage girl to her ex husband. She claimed, at the time, that she intended to pay it all back, which makes us wonder how she will ever do that. The woman has serious issues with money!
3. Princess Diana
Princess Diana and Prince Charles had a loveless marriage, which forced her to find affection in other places. She had an affair with James Hewitt for five years. Many have noted that he bears an uncanny resemblance to her youngest son, Prince Harry; however, he claims their affair began after the boy was born. When their relationship ended, he did the unthinkable – he accepted $150,000 from the Daily Express to tell-all and years later he also tried to make a quick buck by selling their love letters for £10 million.
While she was married to Charles, Diana also had an affair with James Gilbey. A passionate call between these two lovers was leaked to the press, which became known as “Squidgeygate,” as his pet name for her was Squidgy or Squidge. The leaked conversation reportedly ruined the relationship. The love of Diana’s life was a heart surgeon by the name of Hasnet Khan. They dated in secret for two years after her divorce from Charles. She was rumored to be pregnant with his child when she died.