For so many years now, monarchs have always been caught in the middle of a controversy. There is in fact not a lot of royalties around since most countries have moved on from it. However, countries such as the United Kingdom, are indeed very famous for because their governing body is still headed by a royal, making Queen Elizabeth II as the oldest leader in the entire world today.
However, the fact that royal family must always be such great examples to their people, no one can deny the far that they are just like normal people, with family problems scandals.
It just so happens that it is much of a bigger deal since they are members of the royal family. Commoners may now become of the British Royal Family since this is the modern times, which made things even more complicated and scandalous. Here are some of the most famous controversies the British Royal Family have to conquer over the past couple of years
An Unaccepted Future Queen
Everyone knows that the Queen has never been a fan of Prince Charles’ second wife. Turns out she is not the only one because entire Great Britain still prefers Diana over her despite her death 20 years ago.
Ever since her marriage to Prince Charles, it was rumored that the Queen never approved of her. This was said to be proven on numerous occasions such a video of the Queen not wanting to greet Camilla with a kiss on the cheek, during the wedding of Prince William and Kate in 2011. A lot of people in the United Kingdom were also not afraid of stating their thoughts on Camilla, especially when she becomes Queen once Queen Elizabeth II dies.
Seven years ago today – thank you for all the lovely messages on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding anniversary! pic.twitter.com/u8QN4DxOi7
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 29, 2018
Honeymoon Paparazzi Drama
In 2011, a real-life fairytale wedding happened when Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot. It was even considered as one of the most beautiful weddings in history, as well as the Wedding of the Decade.
Just a year later, while they were enjoying their honeymoon in a private chateau that was owned by the Queen’s nephew in France. The Duchess was sunbathing topless at that time when the paparazzi decided to take some snaps and published it to Closer magazine. The Duke and the Duchess then sued every paparazzi and the magazine as well who was involved, for the invasion of privacy.
A Bad Boy Prince
Prince William will assume the throne once his grandmother and father pass. This is the main reason why he was brought up a little bit different compared to his younger brother since Prince Harry wasn’t exactly expected to rule especially now that Prince William has three children.
Prince Harry then was known to be the “wild prince” or the “royal bad boy”. What most people didn’t know is that the prince was actually sent to rehab by his own father when he was a teenager, after he tried to smoke weed a couple of times.
Other than that, the royal family faced controversy when the prince thought it would be nice to wear a swastika armband as if showing support in Nazi at a party in 2005. He then made a public apology for his poor choice of costume. However, one of his most scandalous moments was when he was photographed nude in 2012 while he was playing strip billiards in Las Vegas.
A statement from Ms. Meghan Markle: pic.twitter.com/TjBNarmuBU
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 17, 2018
The New Duchess’ Family Drama
The moment Prince Harry stepped out of the Kensington Palace with Meghan Markle, showing her hand with an engagement ring on it, everyone immediately wanted to know every single thing there is to know about her.
She was the first-ever member of the British Royal Family to be a biracial American citizen and an actress as well. She was often compared to Duchess Kate since she didn’t come from a royal family as well.
She seemed to be just a normal woman who fell in love with a prince, but unlike Kate, her estranged family seemed to have made sure that sure she faced her royal wedding with tons of controversies.
Months before the wedding, Thomas Markle was seen getting fit and ready for his daughter’s big day since it was said that he would walk down the aisle with her. Turns out that this was all staged and he has conspired with a British newspaper to set it all up.
Meghan then had to make a formal statement which was released via Twitter from the Kensington Palace page, and she ended up being given away by her now father-in-law, Prince Charles.