Car crash, rifts, and scandal: A tough year for the British royals
When Britain's Queen Elizabeth addresses her nation on Christmas Day it will mark the end of one of the most difficult years of her long reign. Over the past 12 months, her husband got a police warning for his involvement in a car crash, her...more
PRINCE PHILIP: The year got off to a bad start when Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, 98, was involved in a car accident near the family's Sandringham estate in eastern England in January. The Duke of Edinburgh escaped uninjured despite his Land...more
PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN: The birth of the queen's eighth great-grandchild Archie to Harry and his American wife Meghan, a former actress, in May should have been a high point for the royal family but it was overshadowed by an increasingly hostile row...more
PRINCE HARRY AND PRINCE WILLIAM: In March, Harry and Meghan split up the team of staff and aides they had shared with older brother William and his wife Kate. In October Harry confirmed that there had been a rift, without going into details. "We are...more
QUEEN AND BREXIT: It has not been plain sailing for the queen herself, as she found herself embarrassingly embroiled in political wrangling over Britain's exit from the European Union. Her suspension of parliament in September, at the behest of Prime...more
PRINCE ANDREW: By far the greatest negative coverage for the royals was generated by the furore over Prince Andrew's links to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The prince, 59, the queen's second son, has been dogged by questions over his...more
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