5 Royal Scandals Throughout History

These faux pas tarnished several family names.

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  • Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria's family gathers by his deathbed after the Mayerling incident.Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The Tour de Nesle Affair

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  • Philip IV of France (center) and his family, depicted in 1315.

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Marie Antoinette's Sartorial Sin

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  • The scandalous portrait in question: Marie Antoinette en chemise by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1783.

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The Suicide of Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria

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  • Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria and his mistress, Baroness Marie von Vetsera.

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The Death of Ivan the Terrible’s Son

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  • Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581 by Ilya Repin.

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The Abdication of Edward VIII

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  • Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, 1936.

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