6 Epic Royal Family Scandals And Secrets
Celebrities can get away with a lot, but nothing compared to the royal families around the world. They have so much wealth and so much power – and so many skeletons in their luxurious, 2,000 square foot, walk-in closets. These families show each other a tremendous amount of support. When one of them goes down, the others rally around them, which is good, we suppose. Family is important. However, some of these people are obviously guilty of some really questionable things. Having the other royals rallying around them isn’t always a good thing. We are looking at 6 members of the royal family and all of their dirty secrets!
6. Prince Charles
Princess Charles was far from the perfect husband. When he married Princess Diana, he was already in love with Camilla Parker Bowles. He had been having an affair with her on an on-again/off-again basis since the early ‘70s. Things really began to heat up with him and Parker Bowles while he was still married to Diana. According to her, this is what caused their marriage to breakdown.
In 1992, an intimate telephone conversation between the Prince and Parker-Bowles from 1989 was leaked to Today and the Mirror newspapers, which became known as “Camillagate.” In the recording, the two lovers expressed their passionate love for each other and brainstormed places where they could secretly rendezvous. The conversation seriously damaged Charles’ reputation, as it seemed to prove that he had been cheating on Diana throughout their 11-year marriage. He denied the allegations, claiming that he only rekindled his relationship with Parker-Bowles after his marriage had “irretrievably broken down” in 1986.
5. Prince Harry
Prince Harry is considered the wild prince. While his brother William is really straight-laced, Harry likes to have a good time, which usually means he isn’t putting a lot of thought into what he is doing. This became especially clear back in 2011, when he was photographed naked, covering his “crown jewels,” in a Las Vegas hotel room after a game of strip billiards. “It was probably a classic example of me probably being too much army, and not enough prince. It’s a simple case of that,” he said about the incident.
This wasn’t the first time that the Prince caused controversy. In 2002, he admitted to smoking pot. His father sent him to rehab. In 2004, his former teacher claimed that she helped him cheat on his A-level exams. In 2005, he was spotted sporting a Nazi armband at a party. In 2009, he was forced to apologize to a fellow cadet for calling him “our little Paki friend.” Where Harry goes, controversy follows!