The current fiance of Princess Beatrice
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice caused a bit of a stir when she revealed her new boyfriend, now fiance: Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. While we wish nothing but happiness for the Princess, the relationship is not without its tinge of scandal. “Edo,” as he’s called, has a young son with a Chinese-American architect by the name of Dara Huang, and while Dara and Edo are no longer together, many believe it was Beatrice who enticed Edo away from the mother of his son.
The trial of Queen Caroline
In 1820, the aforementioned son of King George III ascended the throne as King George IV. The new King had been living apart from his wife, Caroline of Brunswick, whom he detested, for more than two decades and was determined to keep her off the throne. With adultery as the sole legal grounds for divorce, George took Caroline to court, and despite his own many notorious infidelities, George arrogantly assumed the public would side with him. Instead, the public rallied behind the aggrieved Caroline.
The whole Nazi thing
In 2005, Prince Harry sparked outrage when he went to a costume party dressed as a Nazi. But Harry’s insensitivity wasn’t the first time a royal’s been “linked” to the Nazi party. King Edward VIII reportedly mingled socially with Nazi party members, and all of Prince Philip’s sisters were married to Germans, some of whom may have been Nazis. That said, there’s no evidence of ties between the current royal family and the Nazi party, and both Harry and the Queen apologised long ago for the costume-faux pas.