Royal Romances – Flings, Scandals, and Media Scrutiny

The British Royal Family seems so uptight and boring, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. These facts about the romantic life of the modern Royal Family will totally shock you! Let’s just say that things have changed a lot.

Who Even Is Meghan Markle?

Meghan Markle is the Hollywood hottie who is the most recent woman to sweep Prince Harry off his feet, and many are shocked by the unlikely pairing! The actress and creator of the fashion website, theTig, was a star on the hit NBC Universal show, Suits. Even though Markle was just a small-time actress, the star is also quite a catch for Prince Harry because of all they share in common.

Who Even Is Meghan Markle?

Markle invests a lot of her time participating in UNICEF humanitarian efforts, which is something the couple has in common. Markle is also a self-proclaimed foodie, who says, “french fries and vino are my vices.” We don’t know how that goes over well with the British Royal Family!

Prince Harry Came To Her Defense

The media came be quite harsh to the new girlfriend (and later, fiancée!) of a famous man, especially if that man is a prince and his woman is a “common” actress. The British tabloids have a history for being over the top, but the hatred Markle started receiving was not just your typical backlash.

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The hatred for the actress was just downright rude and racist. Prince Harry eventually released a Royal statement detailing how the press was being too harsh on the actress, and said that he would continue to fight the press against defamatory stories about his new girlfriend. This act was truly a “white knight” type of response against the ridicule Markle was receiving.

Kate Made Quite The First Impression

Even though the stories recently are about Meghan Markle, people shouldn’t forget how Kate Middleton snagged her own royal. During their time at university, Kate Middleton appeared as a lingerie model in the now famous 2002 fashion show at St. Andrews University.

Kate Made Quite The First Impression

This was the first time Prince William and Kate ever met and after seeing her in her undies, Will famously screamed out, “Kate’s hot!” The fashion show proves that even prim and proper Kate Middleton used to have a little bit of fun back in the day. This also shows that even though the Royal Family wants everyone to think they’re perfect and straight-laced, every single one of them has some juicy past moments.

Don’t Be A Pippa

Pippa Middleton has always been the hotter sister, even if she doesn’t mean to. During the worldwide broadcast of William and Kate’s wedding, all eyes should have been on Kate Middleton, but they weren’t. Pippa Middleton was the star of the wedding due to her tight fitting dress which showed off her assets.

Don’t Be A Pippa

Pippa Middleton is also known for her carefree and youthful style, while being constantly compared to her older sister Kate. Even though Kate is gorgeous, it always seems like Pippa is constantly stealing the show. Pippa married James Matthews in 2017 and we were pleased that Kate received plenty of attention at the wedding!

Who Was He Previously Getting Down With?

Even though he’s a royal, Prince Harry has gotten around with a couple of famous British women. The prince has been rumored to have a very serious relationship with pop star Ellie Goulding in 2001, and the singer was even said to be carrying his child. The prince was also romantically involved with Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman in 2015, but their relationship was merely that of friendship.

Who Was He Previously Getting Down With?

Even though the prince had some casual things, his most public relationship was with the socialite Chelsy Davy whom he dated from 2004 to 2010. The couple attended his brother’s wedding together, but told the press that they broke up directly after. The cause of their breakup was that Davy couldn’t deal with royal life. The socialite told the press, “There’s no way we are going to get married. It’s not a life for me.”

Prince Harry Doesn’t Want To Be King, At All

Prince Harry lives a pretty sweet life, even though this prince will most likely never become king. That deal is still pretty alright with him. As a child, Prince Harry went on to tell the press that he never wants to be king, and he still lives by this philosophy today. His want to remain as “lowkey” as possible, which also allows Prince Harry to live a much more playboy lifestyle.

Prince Harry Doesn’t Want To Be King, At All

Without the need to keep up appearances, Prince Harry is capable of going to parties, dating women, and keep out of the political spotlight. His relationship with an American actress proves he does not want to live by the old rules of the British Royal Family.

Strip Billiards

Prince Harry caused quite the royal scandal in 2012 while attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas. During the trip, the royal bad boy and his friends were spotted partying poolside at the MGM Grand, along with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Lochte, and Monica Martiano.

Strip Billiards

The biggest event of the weekend was when Harry was photographed by paparazzi playing strip billiards with his friends in a remote hotel room. The images of the naked star went viral all over the world, and proved that Harry was always down for a good time. The photos show the royal prince completely naked, which brought quite the scandal to the Royal Family. Another issue with this is that the photos seem to come from a cell phone due to their grainy resolution, but the camera man has never been revealed.

Speculation Turned Truth

Many fans of the relationship of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were dying to know whether or not the couple was going to take their relationship to the next level. Many British magazines and tabloids began stating that the couple was looking to begin a more serious relationship, but people weren’t sure whether to believe it.

Speculation Turned Truth

The heavy speculation all became a reality when Harry proposed to Meghan in 2017, giving her a stunning custom-designed engagement ring. The Palace announced the big news, saying, “The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.” The wedding will take place in 2018.

Pippa And James

There is more than just one new royal marriage on the radar! Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have been together since 2012, but took a hiatus until 2015. Matthews made his name through hedge funds and is the chief executive Eden Rock Capital Management in London.

Pippa And James

Pippa and James had their own fairytale wedding in 2017, only five years after Will and Kate. Their relationship is filled with skiing, outings, and not to mention, a ton of money. Matthews is also the brother of Spencer Matthews, who is the star of British reality television show Made In Chelsea. The show is solely about London’s wealthy elite and is often compared to the American show, The Hills.

A Race To The Altar

In January 2018, Princess Eugenie announced that she and long-term beau Jack Brooksbank were now engaged. The two had been together for seven years. They will be married in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in October 2018. News of the engagement stirred up some serious controversy among some.

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Many royal-watchers believe that Harry and Meghan’s “rushed” engagement was designed to one-up Eugenie and Jack. Prince Harry and Prince Andrew have reportedly been feuding for decades, and some saw Harry’s engagement and wedding as a direct slap in the face to Eugenie and her family. One source told Woman’s Day that Eugenie and her older sister Beatrice “didn’t like Kate because they saw her as common, but that’s nothing compared to how horrified they are at Harry marrying an American actress!”

The Exes Of Meghan

Meghan Markle isn’t in her first relationship, and the television star has some exes of her own. Markle has previously tied the knot with Trevor Engelson, who was her director for the forgotten Robert Pattinson film, Remember Me. Markle split with her husband though after becoming close with Canadian hockey player, Michael Del Zotto.

The Exes Of Meghan

The couple released pictures of them together, but the actress deleted pictures of Zotto off of her social media after her divorce was settled. Even though some believe Zotto was the reason for her divorce, Markle states he was just a friend. An insider to Markle told the press, “In fact, she was never alone with him and Mr. Del Zotto had absolutely nothing to do with the end of her marriage.”

Meghan’s Naughty Past

Like most stunning celebrities, Meghan Markle has some naughty incidents in her past. At one point, photos of Markle and her former husband Trevor Engelson emerged showing their nuptials in Jamaica.

Meghan’s Naughty Past

The photos are quite revealing, showing Markle and her husband at the time almost naked on the beach. The photos have opened up a floodgate of allegations, and have also given way to fake pictures. An American website released nude photos of the actress on the beach with husband to try to show a darker side of Markle, but British tabloids have proven the photos to be fake. The website which published the photos, Radar Online is now taking some heat from the Royal Family, who previously sent out a statement claiming to take police action against wrongful and untrue articles. Y’all better watch out!

Deal or No Deal

Everyone has to start somewhere when it comes to breaking out in the Hollywood and acting business. Meghan Markle really took a hit from tabloids after it was found out that the actress previously was one of the models on the hit game show, Deal or No Deal. The model and actress held briefcase number 24, and was one of Howie Mandel’s favorites.

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The issue people are having with this realization is some people believe she is using the prince to gain more fame, rather than caring about him. A close friend of Prince Harry told the press, “The problem with Harry is when he falls, he falls hard. He goes in big time.”

How Will She Handle The Role?

Even though the Royal Family is said to be just a figurehead, the wife of a prince is held to extreme standards. The Royal Family in England holds no real power when it comes to running the country, but the society family is said to be representatives of the country. Many times the wives of the men in power are said to hold humanitarian positions, which will be just perfect for Markle.

How Will She Handle The Role?

The actress has spent many years doing charitable works, including traveling to Rwanda to help children, teens, and women who are living in refugee camps. Markle is very vocal about how she wants to try to help the world. The star told the press, “Guiding my heart through the swinging pendulum from excess to lack of access is sometimes challenging.” This is the right attitude any royal woman should have!

Is It Strange Kate and Meghan Are The Same?

There has been a lot of hatred going around in the press world against Meghan Markle, but for something you might not expect. The actress is getting a lot of heat for supposedly acting, looking, and dressing just like Kate Middleton. She was even seen wearing the exact same coat as the Duchess of Cambridge during a day out in Toronto, where her show Suits was being filmed. The two ladies also have a preference for Sentaler, which is a popular Canadian brand.

Is It Strange Kate and Meghan Are The Same?

The coat company can be purchased in stores across the United States, Canada, and can even be shipped to England! This comparison is great because it proves they are natural beauties, but it is unfair to stack the two women against each other. The two ladies should be judged for their own personal efforts, not just because they look alike.

But She’ll Never Be Kate

If you’re a fan of the Royal Family, then you know there can only be one Kate Middleton. Kate Middleton is often considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, appearing on the cover of high-class magazines including Vogue. The matriarch is a UNICEF ambassador, which tries to end world hunger and other various causes in developing countries.

But She’ll Never Be Kate

The Duchess is also a supporter of the Teenage Cancer Trust, which is constantly doing research to look for cures for cancers which affect children specifically. Even Kate knows Markle won’t be as great as she is. The Duchess of Cambridge recently was said to state that Markle’s charity work is purely for the publicity and not for the good of the cause. Kate can see right through Meghan’s fake deeds.

Of Course, Camilla

There’s no royal drama from the last twenty years that matches the level of Camilla drama. Camilla was the “other woman” in the relationship of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Camilla and Charles met in the mid-1970s because of their social and professional connections. Even though Camilla was married to Andrew Parker Bowles, she still began a secret relationship with Prince Charles during his time with Diana.

Of Course, Camilla

After Diana’s death, the couple remained to close to each other, but only officially married in 2005 after a blessing by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Even though Camilla will never be queen, she does hold the title of, “Duchess of Cornwall.” The Duchess today is a motivational speaker and raises awareness for sexual assault, rape, and literacy rates. Still so much drama though!

Queen Elizabeth And Philip Still Strong

It seems the strongest marriage and romance in the Royal Family is the oldest one. The relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip is truly #relationshipgoals. On November 20, 2016 the couple celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary together with their family and a large party.

Queen Elizabeth And Philip Still Strong

The couple, who are now 90 and 95 years old, met when they were still mere children. It is said that Queen Elizabeth first fell in love with Prince Philip when she was only 13 years old and that the love has never stopped. Elizabeth is now the longest-running royal after becoming queen at the young age of 25. We hope these two will last for many more years to come!

Hopefully They Have Cute Kids As Well

The best thing Prince William and Duchess Kate ever did was make two adorable children. This year their oldest son Prince George began his schooling at a preschool in Norfolk. The tiny blonde haired toddler is one of the cutest little royals in the world. Prince George also had an aw worthy moment when he met President Barack Obama while dressed in a bathrobe.

Hopefully They Have Cute Kids As Well

The couple’s second child, Princess Charlotte, is still sending out adorable vibes. During one family trip, Princess Charlotte was pictured all bundled up in a snowsuit while the family was out to the French Alps. She continues to melt hearts around the world.

Oh, Canada

This couple met and fell in love in what used to be one of the greatest parts of the British empire. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry met in the city of Toronto when his family was visiting the former British country, and she was in the process of filming her hit show, Suits.

Oh, Canada

The two reportedly met up in the city multiple times during her filming because their romance could be kept easily under wraps. The city is said to be remote enough so that the couple could just go on regular dates and enjoy each other’s company.

Princess Diana Would Be Proud

Princess Diana was, and still is one of the most beloved British Royals. Even after her death, Diana is considered one of the best humanitarians to have ever lived. The Princess was also a great mother to her two children, Prince Harry and Prince William.

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Even though Meghan Markle is somewhat of an unorthodox choice for the Royal Family, Diana would have respected her charity work and that she loved her son. Harry even told the BBC that his mum “would be over the moon, jumping up and down, so excited for me” over news of the engagement. Diana proved that no matter what family you born into or how much money you had, everyone can be a Princess or a royal if they choose to act like it.

She Turned Down A Prince

Charles’ grand-uncle and mentor Earl Louis Mountbatten was a huge influence in the prince’s life. Mountbatten encouraged Charles to marry a “young and inexperienced girl” and acted as a matchmaker for the prince. The late Earl’s personal family photograph albums were unveiled publicly for the first time in March 2017, and it was revealed that the first woman Charles proposed to shot him down.

She Turned Down A Prince

The woman, Amanda Knatchbull, was Mountbatten’s granddaughter and Charles’ cousin, and she was considered an ideal marriage prospect. Charles was already involved with Camila, which led people to make unfavorable comparisons to the scandalous Edward VIII and his romantic life. Mountbatten felt that a marriage to Knatchbull would improve the prince’s reputation. Charles proposed to her in 1979 while the two were on holiday together. She said no, citing the fact that they were too close and that Charles felt like a brother to her.

The Prince’s Many Affairs?

Charles is rumored to have had many flings in his younger years, including with none other than actress Barbra Streisand. According to the author of a recent book, Charles had a massive crush on the American star. The two had a chance to meet up on the set of Streisand’s film Funny Girl in 1974 and allegedly began an affair. Both Charles and Streisand have denied that this romance ever existed.

The Prince’s Many Affairs?

Other rumored romances include Straw Dogs actress Susan George, fashion designer (and wife of Charles’ friend) Lady Dale Tryon, and brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness. Guinness, who has dated many famous men, was pictured with Charles during a 1979 trip to Balmoral Castle. Charles’ relationship with the aristocrat Lady Jane Wellesley from 1973-1974 was well-documented, leading many to speculate that the Duke of Wellington’s daughter might become the next Queen of England.