The antics of Prince Harry and the British royal family have garnered major media attention, casting a shadow over monarchies around the world whose brilliance is sadly to be missed.
A quick survey of the palaces reveals royal controversies…absurd.
Princess Martha Louise of Norway had already raised eyebrows when she claimed to communicate with angels and the animal kingdom.
But it was her engagement to the famous shaman Durek Verret that drove her from the royal herd.
In fact, the princess dropped her royal engagements in 2022 to focus on her alternative medicine company, which she runs with her fiancé.
The latter has embarrassed the Norwegian royal family on numerous occasions, including claims that cancer is a choice and that a “mind enhancer” medallion sold on his website helped him recover from COVID-19.
In Thailand, King Maha Vajiralongkorn has repeatedly demonstrated his eccentricities by contemporary monarchical standards.
Aside from her penchant for crop tops and temporary tattoos, perhaps the most surprising of these is the appointment of her poodle, Foo Foo, as Air Marshal of the Royal Thai Armed Forces.
Foo Foo died in 2015 and was cremated after four days of Buddhist ceremonies, prompting a flurry of veiled criticism on social media.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn is now the richest monarch in the world with a fortune of over $40 billion.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has decided that four of her grandchildren will no longer be princes and princesses, including 10-year-old Athena.
Their father, Prince Joachim, has already claimed to be “very saddened” to see his children “abused” in this way.
Margrethe II, also known as Daisy, claims to have acted as monarch but also as grandmother in making this decision.
However, she admits that she underestimated the impact.
It has to be said that this isn’t the first royal family to go on a slimming diet.
Because titles come with a set of duties and responsibilities, it can sometimes be preferable to focus them on a smaller number of individuals.
– With information from the New York Times