Aside from keeping up with other celebrity families and their intriguing lifestyles, the internet seems to obsess with the royal family and can’t stop talking about it! And you might call this the ‘Meghan Effect’ for the newfound fame she has received after marrying Prince Harry but history books prove that ever since the beginning of time the royal families have held a very special place in our lives.
But not all publicity is good publicity, especially for a family that endlessly strives to keep its image spotless in public. Unfortunately, rumors and rampant negativity make the task quite challenging, giving birth to strange conspiracy theories which are so absurd that they’re hard to believe. From links to aliens and princesses that resemble robots, theorists have been using their imagination against the royal family.
It is so crazy how people have so much time to form stories and, more disturbingly, to find evidence to support their claims. Everything got worse once you factor in technology and digital media which has made it easier to alter evidence and to spread misleading news like wildfire, even if it is about ridiculous theories concerning the royal family.
Some of these theories will make you think twice, while others are much easier to dismiss. Here are some of the best conspiracy theories that can either make you question what you’ve believed in or be a good reason for a laugh.
Princess Diana’s Tragic Accident was Planned
Before the emergence of social media and the “viral” trend, a rumor was becoming one of the most popular conspiracy theories about the House of Windsor and it accused the royal family of the tragic car crash that took Princess Diana’s and his lover film producer Dodi Fayed’s lives became one of the most popular conspiracy theories about the House of Windsor. This is, hands down, the most widespread and wildest tale about the family, and up until now, many are convinced that the royals are the ones responsible for her untimely demise.
The then 36-year-old mom, who was adored and respected by her subjects, died on August 31, 1997, after her car crashed at 12:23 a.m. According to police investigations, driver Henri Paul lost control of the car that was transporting the princess her lover, and their bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones. As for the motive behind Diana’s alleged assassination, theorists believe that it was to prevent “The People’s Princess” from tying the knot with her boyfriend and to prevent her from giving birth to another child.
The Queen Is an Alien Lizard
Reading the title of this entry can make you laugh, but it only gets funnier once you learn what prompted this theory. You must remember David Icke, a popular sportscaster on BBC who became famous for his twisted theories about the human race.
One of his claims was that the Queen had descended from alien lizards. THE SPORTSCASTER outrageously accused the entire British royal family of being of alien descent, without excluding Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The only ‘evidence’ he had for his claims were eyewitness accounts which were probably untrue considering that people tell lies all the time.
The Royal Family Once Interrupted a Live Broadcast
In 2016, some hosts were discussing rumors about Prince Harry’s love life, which means Meghan Markle’s name was being thrown up in the air. However, just as they were going deeper into the conversation, the live feed was suddenly cut off and the only thing viewers saw on their screens was a title card saying that there was a technical problem with the transmission. The timing of the interruption was so suspicious that it led people to believe that the royal family was behind it. Technical glitch or not, many theorists are still convinced that it was a move orchestrated by the influential clan.
Meghan Markle Is a Robot
Apparently, there are people who believe that the Duchess of Sussex isn’t actually a human being! This was prompted by her “appearance” with husband Prince Harry’s at the “Britain’s Got Talent,” as they were spotted among the audience. Eagle-eyed fans noticed that Markle wasn’t blinking or showing any facial expression at all.
However, realists sliced the so-called pieces of evidence and found that it wasn’t actually the royals who were in the audience but actually wax figures that were meant to promote a new exhibition at Madame Tussauds. Of course, there were still some who find the explanation ridiculous and chose to stick to their claims.