Everyone is feasting over the topless photos of Kate Middleton who is a Duchess of Cambridge and wife Prince William which were all published by an Italian Gossip Magazine. In fact, the half-naked photos of the Duchess were placed on the front page cover of this magazine that has a headline title of Scandal at Court: the Queen is Naked. If you would remember, the younger brother of Prince William was involved in a recent controversy in Las Vegas when his Nude Photos also leaked while he was enjoying the party that night. It’s a common knowledge that this naught prince is always been involved in trouble, but not with the new member of royal lineage. What could be the reaction of the royal family while the couple is busy with their trip in Asia? People from Italy were not shocked at all when they saw these photos, and in fact, the editor of the Italian Gossip Magazine stood still on their right to publish it. Moreover, there are various foreign publications that have also published her topless photos online which can be searched in various search engines. There are also other controversies that the Royal Families in different parts of the world had experience in the past which will always be part of their social status, and the attention that they are getting from the public and the world. Here are the top 10 Royal Controversies in the World that have shocked the people.
10. The Flirty Conversations of Camilla and Charles
The rumors about the secret relationship of Charles and Camilla came to light when scandalous conversations between the two surfaced on the public. It was published in 1992 wherein these tapes contained conversations that the two had which also became known as Camillagate or Tampogonate because of what Charles had expressed that he yearned to be a tampon of Camilla. It was not just embarrassing for the whole royal family, but think about what Diana could have felt that time when this scandalous recorded conversation on tape was disclosed and had been known to the public.
9. The Fate of Princess Margaret
To those who are not part of the Royal Family or lineage could have thought that they have a wonderful life, having all the worldly possessions in the world on their hands. Nonetheless, it was the opposite for Princess Margaret who had dreamt of a prince whom she could share her fairy tales, and greatest life with. At first she fell-in love to a man who was 16 years older than her, but due to her royal status she has decided to continue her relationship with him, but married Anthony Armstrong-Jones who was a photographer that made him an Earl of Snowdon. Hence, it was a fateful choice for the late Princess because little that she knew, her husband had a child prior to their marriage, and had secret affairs with different women. In fact, she even appeared the one who had caused dissolution of marriage with her husband when a photograph was taken that she was with a young lover. It was the first divorce that ever recorded in the royal history.
8. The Ever Scandalous Sarah Ferguson
She is one of the headaches in the Royal Family because of various controversies that she was involved in. First, was when the photograph leaked out in 1992 showing her indecent acts with John Bryan who was a financial adviser that time. There were rumors already that her marriage with Prince Andrew was going difficult and tough times, and it was turned into the demise of their marriage after the publication of the photo. She’s known as the Duchess of York, but the Royal Family did not welcome her presence anymore at all especially on the recent marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William wherein she was excluded on the list of invites. She really riled over her right to be invited and witness the wedding of the 20th century, but her dispute was turned into vain. She also placed herself in another controversy when a hidden camera when she received $40,000 as hard cash down payment.
7. The Marriage over Throne Abdication of King Edward III
It became controversial in a sense that there is a rule in the Royal Family that you cannot marry a commoner; otherwise you would lose your right and position from the royal heritage. King Edward III fell in-love to a divorced American named Wallis Simpson, and was even married when she met the king at a House Party. Their relationships became intimate despite of the warnings that the kind had received until Wallis sought a divorce against her husband. Moreover, the kind also expressed his desire to marry Wallis despite of their rule that he cannot marry Wallis otherwise he would lose his crown if he would continue to marry her. He made other suggestions, but it did not push through, with that, he chose to be with the girl that he loved, and they were married in May 1937 in France and he lost his throne. Nonetheless, he and his wife lived as a happy couple despite of the cost that he chose.
6. The Love Affairs of Prince Charles of Wales
Some people acclaimed that the behavior that Prince Harry has shown in series of controversies that he had in the past, and in the recent scandals were all attributed to the kind of behavior that his Father had shown. When it comes to infidelity, Prince Charles became notable on that title. In fact, it was the same reason of speculations why the late Princess Diana had experience serious health problems because of her problem with Prince Harry. It could be remembered that there already rumors of serious romance between Camilla Parker Bowles especially when their indecent and suggestive conversation had been known to the public. He also had a secret relationship with Dale Elizabeth Harper whom she regarded as the only woman who has ever understood him. She was from Australia which was also known as Kanga. She died before reaching her 50th year, suffering a mental sickness, has lost his husband upon discovery of her affair, and even avoided by Prince Charles during her torment.
5. Prince Harry’s Series of Misadventures
Recently, he was involved in a scandal when his naked photos were published and circulated online. He was actually partying that time in Las Vegas while he was also playing billiards with other people in that party. As everyone expects, he could not keep himself out of trouble. It was not the first time that the royal family’s name was dragged in this controversy. In 2005, he dressed and showed up as Harry the Nazi into a friend’s party when he wore a Nazi German desert uniform. He did apologize on what he had done, but people’s mind and interpretation that the Royal Family was connected to Hitler became a suspicion. It was followed in another racist remark that he had made over a videotape. Everyone is waiting as to what would be the next move that he would do that would really drag the Royal Family into shameful situation.
4. Princess Diana and James Gilby Lovers’ Phone Chat Transcript.
A transcript of the conversation of Princess Diana and James Gilby was published which actually leaked in 1992. It revealed the nickname that James Gilby gave to Diana which was Squidgy. It strengthened the fact that he and Diana had a relationship. It was really ironic that Prince Charles also had a recorded conversation, which was considered more decent than with Princess Diana, but both attested the infidelity that they have had to each other. In fact, if you would read the whole transcript, Gilby had done something while talking to Diana.
3. The Discovered Mistress and a Child of Mark Phillips who was married to Princess Anne
Princess Anne is Prince Charles sister who married Mark Phillips in 1973 when she was just 23 years old. Mark Phillips came from a military family wherein he later served as one of the First Queen’s Royal Dragoon Guards until he reached the highest position as a captain. Their marriage was blessed with two kids, but Princess Anne soon discovered that her husband had a child to his mistress which was proved to be true through a paternity test in 1991. The following year, they got divorced, and in that same year, she married Commander Timothy James Hamilton Laurence which was then held in Church of Scotland since the Church of England does not allow remarriage after the divorce took place. It was really a devastating situation that Prince Charles and his sister underwent divorce, but the only difference Princess Anne was faithful to her marriage, but her partner was opposite to her. Despite of the failure of her first marriage she was able to survive and manage to take a new direction on her life which shows that she’s not exempted to this kind of predicament amidst her royal blood.
2. Henry the VIII’s wives
It is one of the royal controversies that did not happen in modern age, but happened in 15th century during the time of Henry the VIII who had 6 wives. With the two wives that he had, two of them were beheaded due to adulterous case wherein as part of the royal rule, death was the final verdict. His longest relationship was with his first wife, who had been with him for 24 years, but he divorced after they reached their 24thyear as a couple. His last wife was Catherine Parr who stayed with him until his demise in 1547 wherein they got married in 1543. It was a belief then, that she fell-in love the most to Anne Cleves who was a princess in Germany, but he never receive the same response from her despite that they had a hasty wedding, which later on arrived to dissolution of marriage since there was no mutual love at all.
1. The Untrue Rumors of Lady Flora’s Pregnancy
Rumors are part of the Royal Family even in the early history of the Royal lineage, even Lady Flora who was the daughter of Queen Victoria during that time. After Lady Flora’s returned from her Scotland trip, she became ill, and was even checked by the Queen’s physician. Nonetheless, there were rumors spreading that she was pregnant despite of the fact that she was single, unmarried, and this caused a great scandal to their family. Even her mother herself felt disgrace about the falsity that was spreading against her daughter. It was a belief of everyone that the cause of death of Lady Flora was the fact that she cannot accept all malicious reports against her, and she died on July 05, 1839 keeping herself a virgin. Hence, the true condition and caused of her death has finally shown, and it was due to her liver disease that resulted to abdomen enlargement which was interpreted by many that she was pregnant. It was not a tragic end for her because she underwent torment because of the prejudice and misinterpretation that she received from the people over her health condition. It was an unfortunate event as well for her mother, Queen Victoria, because she has witnessed the pain that her daughter underwent, and she never had the power to stop it.