Britain's Prince Harry
In the latest of a long string of scrapes, Prince Harry, seen here at the London Olympics on July 30, 2012, was videotaped naked while playing strip pool in Las Vegas in August of 2012. He also has been in trouble over the years for excessive drinking, smoking marijuana, cheating on exams and wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party.Pictures: Prince Harry in trouble
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Prince Albert II of Monaco
Prince Albert II of Monaco, seen here with his wife, Princess Charlene, on Aug. 3, 2012, in Monte Carlo, made headlines as a long-time bachelor with his affairs and out-of wedlock children. He publicly acknowledged in 2005 having an illegitimate son with a former flight attendant from Togo. In 2006, he also admitted to fathering a daughter, born in 1992, out of wedlock. Days before his July 2011 wedding, rumors arose that the bride-to-be was stopped from fleeing home to South Africa because yet another illegitimate child had come to light. The palace vehemently denied there was any truth to the speculation.Special Section: Royal wedding in Monaco
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Sarah Ferguson, Britain's Duchess of York
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, pictured here on Oct. 26, 2011, in New York, is another British royal who can't seem to stay out of trouble. The former wife of the queen's middle son, Prince Andrew, Ferguson was caught on tape in May 2010 accepting a bribe from an undercover tabloid reporter in exchange for access to Prince Andrew. The duchess has been a thorn in the palace's side ever since, shortly before her divorce from the prince, she was pictured in British tabloids with her paramour sucking on her toes during an island vacation.Pictures: The Duchess of York
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King Juan Carlos of Spain
Outrage in Spain over what was seen as King Juan Carlos' extravagant hunting trip to Botswana was so extensive that the king had to issue an apology to the people of his debt-riddled nation. The palace confirmed such an apology was unprecedented in the history of Spain's monarchy. News of the April 2012 trip only surfaced after the king was injured in a fall in Botswana. Many Spaniards were dumbfounded that the king could make such an opulent journey - and, to boot, one to hunt elephants even though he is honorary president of the Spanish branch of the World Wildlife Fund - while everyday people brave a 23 percent unemployment rate.Pictures: The Spanish royal family
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King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden
King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden, pictured with Queen Silvia on July 16, 2011, in Vienna, had to plead for peace in 2010 after a tell-all biography claimed the 64-year-old king had visited seedy nightclubs and had an extramarital affair in the 1990s. The book by journalists Thomas Sjoeberg, Deanne Rauscher and Tove Meyer broke a long-standing tradition by Swedish media not to print intimate details about the king's private life. While not addressing the book's claims, the king said he understood from media headlines that the book dealt with events that happened "far back in time" and that his family had "turned the page" and asked that journalists leave the royal family in peace.Pictures: Sweden's king
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Inaki Urdangarin, Spain's Duke of Palma de Mallorca
Inaki Urdangarin, the husband of Princess Cristina, is accused of misusing millions of euros of public funds, allocated to organize sports and tourism events, during his time as a chairman of a non-profit foundation from 2004 to 2006. The Duke of Palma de Mallorca, Urdangarin is the son-in-law of Spain's Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The palace annouced in December of 2011 that the duke was not going to participate in any official royal family activity for the foreseeable future.Pictures: The Spanish royal family
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King Albert II of Belgium
Revelations that King Albert II may have a 31-year-old illegitimate daughter created a stir in Belgium in 1999 - not because of the king's infidelity but because of the unusual intrusion of the media into the life of the royal family. The allegations, which arose in a biography of Queen Paola, were branded as "Malevolent gossip" by the palace. However, extensive TV and newspaper coverage was given to the story and to the 30-something London artist said to be the king's love child.
Britain's Prince and Princess of Wales
The separation and divorce of Diana, the late Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles, heir to Britain's throne, provided any number of scandalous moments. In a famous 1995 BBC interview, the princess claimed there were three people in her marriage, naming Camilla Parker Bowles, (now Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles' second wife) as the third. Tapes also surfaced of romantic conversations between the prince and Camilla and between the princess and alleged lover James Gilbey who called her "Squidgy." Another affair was alleged between the princess and James Hewitt, her former riding instructor. Even the princess' 1997 death was scandalous, occurring in a Paris car crash, as a pack of paparazzi chased the car of the princess and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed. Special section: Princess Diana
Prince Haakon of Norway
Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby leave the Oslo Cathedral on Aug. 25, 2001, after their wedding. The prince was met with severe criticism in Norway over his plans to wed Hoiby, who had a child out of wedlock with a convicted drug dealer. Before marrying the prince, with whom she has two children, she addressed her nation and repented publicly for what she admitted were youthful indiscretions.
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Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands
Dutch Prince Johan Friso, second son of Queen Beatrix, and Mabel Wisse Smit enter the church before exchanging wedding vows on April 25, 2004, in Delft, the Netherlands. The prince gave up his membership in the Dutch Royal House and his hereditary rights to the throne when he married Smit, who previously had been linked with a man known as the godfather of the Dutch drug trade. The Dutch Parliament refused to approve the prince's union with Smit because she reportedly lied about her relationship with the drug kingpin. The prince has been in a coma since February 2012, when he was buried by an avalanche in Austria.
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, pictured at the London Olympic Games on July 31, 2012, generated intense criticism in his native land in 2010, when he left his longtime girlfriend, a public relations executive, to date bikini model Sofia Hellqvist.
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Princess Stephanie of Monaco
Princess Stephanie of Monaco, seen at a 2005 charity event, is the youngest and wildest of the three children born to Prince Rainier and the former movie actress Grace Kelly. The princess has three children out of wedlock; two fathered by her bodyguard. The father of her third child is not known. She also has had two husbands, both circus performers.
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Britain's Princess Anne
Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, arrives for the wedding of her daughter, Zara Phillips, on July 30, 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was the first member of the British royal family since Henry VIII to remarry after a divorce. She divorced first husband Captain Mark Phillips, the father of her two children, in April of 1992, after a paternity test confirmed Phillips had fathered a child with his New Zealand mistress. In December, she married her current husband, Commander Timothy James Hamilton Laurence.
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Britain's Princess Margaret
The newlywed Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, leaves hand-in-hand with her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, from Westminster Abbey on their wedding day on May 6, 1960. They divorced in 1978. Before the princess married Armstrong-Jones, she had renounced her love for divorced war hero Peter Townsend. Because of Townsend's divorce, the princess, third in line for the throne, would have had to give up her royal rights and income and leave England for five years, if she had married him. She issued a statement, saying "Mindful of the Church's teaching that Christian marriage is indissoluble, and conscious of my duty to the Commonwealth, I have resolved to put these considerations before any others." The queen later changed the rules, allowing royals to marry divorced persons.
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Britain's King Edward VIII
Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of England, and his wife Wallis Simpson, are seen, June 3, 1937, during their wedding, in France. Edward VIII abdicated because of his love affair with American-born divorcee Wallis Simpson, whom he could not marry without giving up the throne. After his abdication, he became Duke of Windsor and married the twice-divorced Mrs. Simpson, who had changed her name by deed poll to Wallis Warfield. They spent their lives in France.
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