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Prince Harry Let Family Down With Nude Pic? Clearly He’s Forgotten About These 10 Royal Scandals

Prince Harry Apologizes For Nude Photos

“At the end of the day I probably let myself down, I let my family down, I let other people down,” Prince Harry sighed during a recent interview about his nude Las Vegas photos taken last August. To which we say…do you even know your family, Harry? Maybe things were different when Queen Elizabeth II was a girl, but if the last couple decades have taught us anything, it’s that you could barely be considered a British royal without at least one scandal in your back pocket. So don’t worry, Harry! You’re just joining other infamous royal scandals such as…

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Is Jessica Chastain The Right Pick To Play Princess Di?

For anyone captivated by the fairytale wedding, public life and tragic death of Princess Diana, a Hollywood biopic seemed like only a matter of time. The matter of who should play the People’s Princess, however, seems like a matter of personal opinion. According to IndieWire, The Help‘s Jessica Chastain will be portraying the late Princess of Wales in the upcoming movie Caught in Flight. The film reportedly focuses on Diana’s alleged affair with Dr. Harsnat Khan, which director Oliver Hirschbiegel describes as “a love story between a princess locked in a tower and an ordinary man.” While the Tree of Life star is the latest casting pick, Keira Knightley was also up for the part. Hmmm, two talented ladies, one role that has “Oscar bait” written all over it. The movie doesn’t start filming until March 2012, which means we have plenty of time to ask ourselves the question…

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#3: Princess Diana Dies In Car Crash

Princess Diana, the “people’s princess,” was often described as the World’s Most Photographed Woman. So it shouldn’t have been too shocking when the paparazzi chased her driver head-on into a concrete pillar in a Paris underpass on August 31, 1997.

In the decade since, a media ecosystem has grown fat off of books and movies detailing Diana’s life and death. The juicy bits include her hellish marriage to Prince Charles, his and her infidelity before their 1996 divorce (she liked men who could handle horses), her suicide attempts and bulimia, her good works and warm personality, and conspiracy theories relating to her death.

One theory suggests Britain’s secret service knocked off Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed (the heir to Harrod’s department store) because Muslim offspring would be an affront to the Crown. But a $16 million investigation concluded earlier this year that the blame fell mostly on Diana’s driver (who had sucked down the equivalent to four shots of whiskey before taking the wheel) and partially on the paparazzi. Even Diana herself was somewhat at fault — she failed to buckle up.

Not only have we lost a great humanitarian, but also the woman Tina Brown (author of The Diana Chronicles) refers to as the “last great golden icon.” “Celebrity these days is completely for sale; it’s not remotely mysterious,” explained Brown in a recent interview. “But there’s something that remains glamorous and mysterious about royalty.” Guess the gossip mill will just have to focus on things like Kim Kardashian’s Ass.