Royal Family Feuds You Might Not Know About


When it comes to feuding, the royal family knows what they are doing! Over the years, there have been some epic fights, numerous squabbles and grudges that have been around for decades. Even with a new generation of royals around, there’s still a surprising amount of drama. Check out these dramatic royal family feuds that you didn’t know about!

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12. Prince Philip and Sarah Ferguson

At one point, Sarah Ferguson, ex-wife of Prince Andrew, was Prince Philip’ favored daughter-in-law. That changed, however, when pictures of her getting her toes sucked by American businessman John Bryan were published on the front page of The Daily Mail during her and Andrew’s separation. Since her and Andrew’s divorce, the two have become quite close and even live together; however, Philip still can’t stand her and refuses to forgive her.

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11. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle

There have been rumors circulating that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle do not get along. Days before Meghan and Harry’s wedding, she reportedly made the Duchess of Cambridge cry and there was a falling out during the Christmas 2017 holiday. Harry reportedly felt that Kate and Prince William weren’t doing enough to welcome Meghan into family and then when they stayed with William and Kate at Amner Hall, Meghan was accused of being rude. For Christmas 2018, Queen Elizabeth reportedly ordered the two Duchesses to call a truce.

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10. Queen Elizabeth and Camilla Parker-Bowles

Queen Elizabeth and Camilla Parker-Bowles had a warm relationship when she was a young woman. Her first husband, Andrew Parker-Bowles, was the Queen Mother’s godson and the two were often guests at Buckingham Palace. That changed, however, when the Queen caught wind of her affair with Prince Charles. Camilla was banned from the palace. Even after Princess Diana’s death, Elizabeth was reportedly not on board with the relationship. In recent years, however, their relationship has healed.

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9. Prince William and Prince Harry

Prince William and Prince Harry had a falling out after William voiced his concerns about how suitable Meghan Markle was for Harry. William felt that things moved too quickly between the two and Harry took this as criticism. Things between the brothers have not been the same since.


8. Princess Eugenie/Princess Beatrice and Kate Middleton

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice reportedly have had issues with Kate Middleton since the early years of her relationship with Prince William. One of the issues between them is the fact that Beatrice and Eugenie are close to Isabella Branson – a beautiful woman who William was interested in during one of his breaks with Kate. The Princesses have also been accused of being rude to Kate’s sister Pippa; there was an incident at a fashion show in 2008 where they refused to make room for Pippa in the front of an Issa show. However, one of the biggest issues is that Beatrice and Eugenie reportedly feel that Kate gets preferential treatment.


7. Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth

Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth’s relationship completely deteriorated after the publication of Andrew Morton’s book Diana: Her True Story, which detailed her troubled marriage with Prince Charles and even touched on her relationship with the Queen. Elizabeth was stunned by the content and that Diana would air her dirty laundry that way. When the Queen demanded that she and Charles get a divorce in 1995, the Princess of Wales was furious with her. She wanted to keep her family together and felt that the Queen should have no say in their marriage. In the end, Diana had no choice but to agree.


6. Prince Charles and Prince Andrew

Prince Charles and Prince Andrew have never gotten along very well. Initially, it was because of the age difference — Andrew is 11 years younger. However, in recent years, Andrew has been upset with Charles over his desire to pare down expenses in the royal family. This has meant that Andrew’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, are not enjoying the perks of royal life. They have lost their 24-hour security and are excluded from royal duties and funding. Andrew has even tried to involve their mother, Queen Elizabeth, but Charles won’t bend.

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5. Princess Margaret and Princess Diana

When Diana first married Prince Charles, Princess Margaret welcomed her into the royal family with open arms. What started their feud was when Diana gave a tell-all interview in 1995 to BBC and discussed Charles’ affair with Camilla. Margaret considered that a betrayal and she never forgave her for it. Even at Diana’s funeral, while other members of the royal family bowed their heads, Margaret refused.


4. Princess Margaret and Sarah Ferguson

After the photos surfaced of Sarah Ferguson (aka Princess Fergie) getting her toes sucked by American businessman John Bryan, Princess Margaret wanted nothing to do with her. Fergie even tried to rekindle their friendship by sending flowers, but Margaret reportedly sent them back with a note that read, “how dare you send me flowers, have you ever considered what damage you have done to the Royal Family?”

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3. Princess Diana and Princess Anne

Princess Anne wasn’t a fan of Princess Diana. She reportedly wasn’t a fan of how her sister-in-law went about her duties and the way she used the media to promote herself. She also felt eclipsed by Diana. Even though they both were involved with HIV and AIDS-related charities, it was Diana who got the attention. Next to her, Anne seemed out of touch.


2. Kate Middleton and Chelsy Davy

When Chelsy Davy was dating Prince Harry, she and Kate Middleton would be spotted together at various social functions. It almost looked as if they were friends; however, that isn’t the case. Chelsy reportedly wasn’t a fan of Kate and thought she was like a Stepford Wife.

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1. Prince Charles and Sarah Ferguson

Like his father, Prince Philip, Prince Charles dislikes Princess Fergie and so does his son, Prince William. The dislike is so strong that she wasn’t even invited to William and Kate’s wedding in 2011 or the reception. Although she was invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018, she was noticeably excluded from the reception afterward, although her two children and her ex-husband Prince Andrew – who she lives with – were invited. Charles reportedly doesn’t get why Fergie is still such a big part of Andrew’s life.

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