The private life of celebrities is so fascinating to watch that people all over the world make it their number one hobby, especially if you’re a big fan of the British royal family. From time to time, these dukes, duchess, princesses, etc., will do something so crazy that everyone will be talking about it the next day. And then there are bits and pieces of their darkest secrets that would seep through the cracks.

They want us to forget about mishaps, but the Internet never forgets. Let’s see what skeletons the Royals are hiding.

1. Is Prince Charles really a prince?

In this episode of The Maury Povich Show, we’ll find out who is Prince Charles’s real father! Or not, because there is no concrete evidence. But the seed of doubt was sown when the world found out about Major James Hewitt and Princess Diana’s affair. Looking at Prince Charles, you can easily see Hewitt’s facial features, and there’s that red hair, of course. But, Hewitt insisted that he and Lady D started their fling after Harry was born. 

2. Princess Margaret’s long-lost love

Have you heard the heart-breaking story of Lady Margaret and Peter Townsend? Romeo and Juliet have nothing on these two. When Margaret was fourteen years old, she met Peter for the first time, but it took them eight whole years to properly fall for each other. Sadly, by that time, Townsend was already married and had two kids, but that’s nothing a good old divorce couldn’t fix. These two wanted to hook up no matter what, but the divorce took too long and eventually made it impossible. Margaret’s sister Queen Elizabeth II did her best to make this marriage happen, but Winston Churchill vetoed it and sent Townsend away to work for the British Embassy. Eventually, Margaret married and divorced Antony Armstrong-Jones, but Peter will always be the one who got away.

3. How “royal” is the royal family?

Which source do you trust more, the Royal Archives holding written evidence of the royal family dating back a thousand years or this little thing called DNA testing? In 2012, King Richard III’s 500-year-old remains were unearthed in a Leicester parking lot, and after running a few DNA tests on them, scientists could not link his genome markers to any paternal relatives. In laymen’s terms, sometime in the past 500 years, the “pure” genes of the royals were muddled, breaking the chain of descendants. This pretty much means that many kings and queens have no claim to the throne, including Queen Elizabeth II.