Princess Caroline of Monaco hasn’t been lucky in love as she has been married three times. The eldest daughter of Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III wed her first husband, Philippe Junot, in 1978, but they divorced in 1980.
A few years later, she married her second husband, Stefano Casiraghi, who she had three children with. Casiraghi was tragically killed in a boating accident in 1990.
7. Princess Caroline of Monaco and Ernst August, Prince of Hanover
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The princess figured that the third time might be the charm when she married Prince Ernst August of Hanover. However, the press published photos of the prince kissing another woman while on vacation.
Although they did not officially divorce, the two split up in 2009 and are likely headed that way as they’ve been living separately for years.
6. Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. | Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images
What’s sometimes referred to as the “original royal divorce” was the one between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.
When Henry no longer wanted to be married to his first of six wives because she had not given birth to a male heir, the pope denied the king’s request for a divorce. Therefore, Henry established his own Church of England which the papal had no authority over.
5. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
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Following his failed marriage to Katherine, Henry VIII wed Anne Boleyn in 1533 and she was given the title queen consort. Their marriage didn’t last either though when Anne was found guilty of adultery and sentenced to death.
She was executed in 1536, becoming the first of Henry’s two wives he had beheaded.
4. Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones
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Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, had wanted to marry her longtime lover Peter Townsend, but when the British cabinet would not approve that union she ended up marrying photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. They had the first ever televised royal wedding in 1960. However, their marriage was plagued with rumors of infidelity by both parties and in 1978 they divorced.
The princess never married again.
3. Princess Anne and Mark Phillips
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Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter, Princess Anne, married Mark Phillips in 1973. But their marriage was not a happy one and they separated in 1989 before divorcing in 1992.
The princess did find love again and shortly after her divorce ended up marrying Timothy Laurence.
2. Prince Andrew and Duchess Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson has been public about her divorce. | Jonathan Leibson/Stringer
In 1986, Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson and she became the Duchess of York. Several years later though, a shocking scandal rocked the royal family when Fergie was photographed sunbathing topless and getting her toes sucked by another man while married to the Duke of York. The embarrassing scandal and countless rumors of infidelity spelled the end to their marriage and they divorced in 1996.
The two have, however, maintained a close relationship over the years.
1. Princess Diana and Prince Charles
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The most famous divorce in royal family history was between Princess Diana and Prince Charles. It wasn’t too much of a surprise that the Prince and Princess of Wales finally ended up divorcing in 1996 after separating four years earlier, but what was shocking was everything we learned about their marriage post-split.
Who would have thought that following a fairy tale wedding watched by millions around the world in 1981, the two would be in such an unhappy union riddled with lies and infidelity? After Diana famously aired out their dirty laundry in a television interview, Queen Elizabeth wrote a letter asking that they officially end their marriage. They did just one year before Diana’s tragic death.
Prince Charles later married his longtime lover, Camilla Parker Bowles.
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