Meghan Markle’s royal wedding to Prince Harry has stirred up controversy in some quarters, with traditionalists balking at the prince choosing a divorced, American, mixed-race TV actress to be his bride. Yet this is far from the first controversial coupling to take place in Britain’s royal family — heck, even Prince Philip was once thought to be an unsuitable choice for the Queen! From a royal marriage that cost the King his throne to an infamous toe-sucking incident you probably forgot about, check out these scandalous royal relationships that tarnished the reputation of the House of Windsor.
Princess Diana and James Gilbey
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Princess Anne and Timothy Laurence
Prince Andrew and the ‘Sex Slave’
The Queen’s Cousin’s Gay Wedding
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
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Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
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Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend
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Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones
Prince Andrew and Koo Stark
Sarah Ferguson and John Bryan
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Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles
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Princess Diana and James Hewitt
Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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