The British royals are certainly one of the most recognizable and famous families in the world, so it’s no surprise that the public continues to be fascinated with just about every aspect of their lives. The family’s bloodlines date back more than 1,000 years and the modern day royals have become so popular that they are seen as fashion icons and role models. However, while many tend think their lives are so glamorous, the life of a royal isn’t scripted like a fairy tale.
The British monarchy has been hit by tragedy over the years with the death of Princess Diana and dealt with quite a few embarrassing scandals. From “tampongate” to dinners with Adolf Hitler, here is a list of some of the scandals and dark secrets that the royal family doesn’t want you to know about.
1. Diana threw herself down stairs while pregnant with Prince William
Princess Diana dealt with depression during her marriage to Prince Charles, and she documented her most personal and heartbreaking thoughts on tape. In one of her recordings given to journalist Andrew Morton, the “People’s Princess” recalled a time she threw herself down the stairs while four months pregnant with Prince William in an attempt to get her husband’s attention.
“I had told Charles I felt so desperate and I was crying my eyes out,” Diana recounted in the tapes. “He said I was crying wolf. ‘I’m not going to listen,’ he said. ‘You’re always doing this to me. I’m going riding now.’ So I threw myself down the stairs. The Queen comes out, absolutely horrified, shaking — she was so frightened.”