13 Of the Biggest Mysteries about the British Royal Family Very Few Know About

Unbelievable it may sound to many but royal families of the world have always been subjected to extreme public scrutiny as they all live a public life. British royal families especially have been in the lives and conversations in drawing rooms of common people much before the advent of TV or radio. Whether it’s was a royal birth, death or coronation and abdication, British royalty is watched and judged by several million people all across the country and now the world. Therefore it would be a surprise that there are 13 royal events which are still shrouded in mystery even after so many years irrespective of much research into them.

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1The disappearance of King Edward V and his brother

After the death of King Edward IV in April 1483, his son Edward the V aged 12 ascended the throne under the guardianship of his ambitious uncle, the Duke of Gloucester who immediately removed the young king and his brother Richard, the Duke of York to the infamous Tower of London for their so-called safety. In June, the Duke declared himself the next King Richard the III and much to the shock and dismay of the public, the children were never seen alive by anyone ever. Later on, people suspected that Richard had them assassinated as 2 skeletons found in the tower were believed to be the remains of the two princes.

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2Was Queen Elizabeth I responsible for the accident of Amy Robsart, the wife of her romantic interest?

Amy Robsart was the beautiful wife of Robert Dudley the romantic favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. Although there are many theories surrounding Amy suffering from bone cancer which was alleged to have made her too weak to move around without falling, many do not rule out the fact that she was pushed to her demise when she was found at the bottom of a staircase in 1560. She was the obvious thorn in the romance between her husband and the Queen and might have been removed in typical Tudor way. The fall broke her neck.

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3Is the royal family not actually descended from royal blood?

Many questions have arisen that in respect to the royal lineage of Queen Victoria the II, the daughter of Edward, the Duke of Kent. It is speculated that she was “fathered” by Victoria’s mother’s “friend” instead. Her health conditions are subject to the case here as she was the 1st royal to have children who had hemophilia whereas her father King George the III suffered from the dreaded Porphyria disease also called “The Vampire disease” in the 15th century which was genetic in nature. The royal family chose not to disclose any facts about it. So case closed again.

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4Queen Victoria’s uncle and his valet

The Duke of Cumberland or Royal Prince Ernest Augustus was the uncle of Queen Victoria. He was to later become the king of Hanover but there is a great black mark on his resume here. His valet, Joseph Sellis was found with his throat slit in1810 with reasons unknown in his quarters. Many believe it’s the prince himself who did the deed in fit of rage or a crime of passion as it has been discovered by modern scientists that Joseph had witnessed the duke and his new English Valet Neale in a compromising position and as same-gender relations was still a taboo especially in a royal family, the duke could not take any chances and killed Joseph. Some even say that Joseph did himself in but this theory holds no water as he was left-handed and the act was committed by someone who was right handed. In reality, the incident still remains unsolved.

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