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Many of the royal unions over the years have been rocked by scandals and illicit affairs that shocked the public

Royal weddings have all the makings of a fairy tale as a real-life prince and princess say their vows in a lavish ceremony and are expected to live happily ever after. But sometimes their marriages are far less glamorous and end in bitter divorces instead. Many of the royal unions over the years have been rocked by scandals and illicit affairs that shocked the public.

From the shocking divorces of the British royals to those of Monaco and more, here is a list of some famous royal marriages that ended in divorce.

14. Princess Victoria of Edinburgh and Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse

A black and white portrait of Ernest Louis in a uniform.

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