8 Of The Craziest Myths About The Royal Family
The Royal World starts 7th November at 10pm - only on MTV!
There's always gossip surrounding the Royal Family and not just because Meghan Markle’s family just loves a chin wag with the press. But how on earth do we sort out the fact from the fiction, dahlings?
Well when it comes to the Markles, you might want to tune into MTV’s new show The Royal World (which starts 7th November at 10pm on MTV) to see Meghan’s nephew Tyler and a whole host of other posh people with royal connections live in a house together. Omg!
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But until then we’ll just have to clear up a few crazy AF myths about Prince Harry, Prince William and the rest of the fam because no one likes fake news...
1. Elizabeth I was actually a male imposter
This is some soap opera shiz and we love it. Apparently it was actually Dracula author Bram Stoker who wrote in his 1910 book Famous Impostors that when Lizzy was a child she was sent to the countryside to escape the plague but actually ended up falling ill and dying. Her caretakers were so scared of her father, Henry VIII that when he came to visit they scrambled to replace her with another child. It turned out that there were no girls that looked enough like her so they chose a little boy who fooled the King and went onto rule the country. She ended up being named the Virgin Queen because she never had a sexual relationship. Obsessed.
2. Prince Charles wastes a ton of eggs each day
According to Jeremy Paxman in his book On Royalty, Charles demands seven boiled eggs each morning for breakfast but only eats one. Apparently he likes to mull over the level of how cooked he wants his egg each day. But the Prince was clearly bothered by this and set the record straight on the family's website after a fan asked if it was true. A spokesperson wrote: “No, he doesn’t and never has done, at breakfast or any other time.” We’ve had that same rumour plague us...
3. The Queen is a binge drinker
I mean we’d take her out if this bad boy was true. In 2017 her former chef Darren McGrady was misquoted saying that she drinks a strict four cocktails each day. After realising a bunch of media outlets had picked the story up, he issued a correction. He told Reader’s Digest: “I’m pretty confident she doesn’t have four drinks a day. She’d be pickled.”
4. The Queen doesn’t want Charles to be king
Family dramaaaaa alert! Because Prince William and the fam are so popular, many people believe that the Queen wants to skip a generation and make William the king when she passes. But it turns out this isn’t true and she doesn’t actually have the power to pick her successor. Bet Charles is well put out though.
5. Meghan Markle must curtsy to anyone within the Palace who outranks her
Around her wedding in 2018, a rumour circulated that because Meghan was just a ‘commoner’ she had to curtsy to anyone in the Royal Family that was of a higher station than her, i.e. Prince William and the rest. It turns out that this is only half true. Although she would have to curtsy in a formal setting to Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, and Duchess of Cambridge, she wouldn’t if she was just hanging watching Netflix with Kate Middleton. Royal expert Myka Meier told news.co.au: “If it’s in Buckingham Palace at a formal event, yes, she would curtsy. If she’s just passing Prince Charles in their private home on a typical day, I don’t think she would be expected to curtsy every time to his Royal Highness. He is, after all, family.”
6. Prince George isn’t allowed to wear trousers
It’s been thought that the little Prince is forced to wear trousers even in the coldest Winter months, which seems cruel tbh. Thankfully we don’t have to call Childline because there is no such rule. It’s totally up to Kate and Will what they dress him in. Give the boy a break you guys.
7. The guards at Buckingham palace are actually all actors
Lol no. They are all members of the British Army and protect the security of Buckingham Palace. Wouldn’t that be a really pointless acting job? Oh and word of advice, turns out they get really mad when you ask them...
8. Harry and Meghan’s child could be a royal and run for U.S. president.
There’s been a lot of chat that Megan and Harry’s kid could simultaneously be President and King or Queen. Can you imagine? You’d be life’s eternal winner. But according to American law this isn’t the case. It reads: "No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” Boooo.
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