12 Crazy Royal Family Conspiracy Theories
Being as famous as they are, the royal family cannot escape being the subject of some pretty ridiculous and fascinating conspiracy theories. From murder plots to secret love children to members of the family not even being human, here are 12 of the craziest royal family conspiracy theories ever:
12. The Royal Family Killed Princess Diana
More than 20 years ago, Princess Diana died in a car crash as she was being hunted by the paparazzi. To this day, some people still believe that her death wasn’t an accident and that it was ordered by the British royal family. Diana’s own letters contributed to this conspiracy as in one she suggested that Prince Charles was planning to kill her. “I am sitting here at my desk today in October, longing for someone to hug me and encourage me to keep strong and hold my head high,” she wrote. “This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous – my husband is planning ‘an accident’ in my car, brake failure and serious head injury.” After the car accident, Queen Elizabeth is said to have remarked that somebody may have “greased her brakes,” which only added fuel to the fire. Conspiracy theorists believe that the motive for the murder was to prevent Diana from marrying Dodi Fayed because he was a Muslim.
11. Prince Harry Isn’t Prince Charles’ Son
For years, people have doubted that Prince Harry is Prince Charles’ son. Many point to Diana’s affair with James Hewitt, the cavalry officer with whom she had a relationship for five years in the ‘80s and early ‘90s who looks suspiciously like Harry with his red hair and all. While some people are convinced that Hewitt is Harry’s father, it just isn’t so. He and Diana began their affair in 1986, two years after Harry was born. Also, the red hair comes from Diana’s side of the family. Harry reportedly looks like her brother, Earl Spencer. Hewitt has also denied the allegations.