Conspiracy theories of 7 tragic deaths in the British royal family

Arpita Chatterjee
·6-min read

The Royal Family of the United Kingdom has seen many disasters. Including Prince Philip and Princess Diana's death in a traffic crash in 1997 to the lesser-known yet equally shocking death of 13-year-old Prince John, these are the most devastating tragic deaths in the Royal Family and their conspiracy theories.

Prince John

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The Young Prince John has been known in some circles as 'The Lost Prince' By the age of four, it was clear that the epilepsy disease impacted George V and Mary's youngest child. He was forced to leave the palace with his governess, who looked after him until he died at age 13. it was widely believed that John had been mistreated because little information about him was released to the public. These days, there's considerable evidence that he was well-loved and well-taken care of.

Prince George

Prince George, Duke of Kent, c1936. The Duke of Kent (1902-1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son of King George V. Illustration from George V and Edward VIII, A Royal Souvenir, by FGH Salusbury, a souvenir book published as Edward VIII was crowned following the death of his father, George V, (Daily Express Publication, London, 1936). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Prince George, Duke of Kent, c1936. The Duke of Kent (1902-1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son of King George V. Illustration from George V and Edward VIII, A Royal Souvenir, by FGH Salusbury, a souvenir book published as Edward VIII was crowned following the death of his father, George V, (Daily Express Publication, London, 1936). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

Prince George, the energetic, vibrant, visitant younger twin brother of reigning King Edward and George VI, was well-known as a party favourite. And George found himself at the centre of most of the high profile romances. However, his unfortunate demise in a plane crash in August of that year made everyone deeply concerned "The official story is that the pilot miscalculated the flight and into a mountain." The other version is that George, who was also a pilot, had been drinking.

King George VI

21st November 1944:  King George VI (1895 - 1952) meets Sheikh Ali Adbel Kader at Regents Park Lodge in London.  (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
21st November 1944: King George VI (1895 - 1952) meets Sheikh Ali Adbel Kader at Regents Park Lodge in London. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

King George VI was a ruler first followed by being a dutiful father. And he loved his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, above all else. Even though his death from lung cancer wasn't entirely unpredictable, it came as a total shock to the family. King's health declined sharply due to his heavy smoking and the development of related illnesses in 1951. On that date, at the age of 56, he passed away in his sleep. News arrived in Kenya, where they were on a royal tour together. She returned to Britain both to mourn her father and to assume the crown.

Prince William of Gloucester

Prince William of Gloucester shortly before competing in the Goodyear Air Race which was to lead to his death after crashing in the event.   (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Prince William of Gloucester shortly before competing in the Goodyear Air Race which was to lead to his death after crashing in the event. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

Prince William of Gloucester was the Queen's first cousin, but he wanted an adventurous and private life. In the diplomatic services, he fell in love with Hungarian beauty Zsuzsi Starklófovák. They had a romance, but their relationship ended when he was 30. Willy perished in a plane crash on August 28, 1972, while preparing for a competition at Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. that day was out of the question "I don't dwell on William every day never "in a documentary, Zsusi stated.

Lord Louis Mountbatten

14th April 1942:  British naval officer Captain Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900 - 1979), the new chief of Combined Operations during World War II, with the acting rank of vice-admiral.  (Photo by Walter Stoneman/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
14th April 1942: British naval officer Captain Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900 - 1979), the new chief of Combined Operations during World War II, with the acting rank of vice-admiral. (Photo by Walter Stoneman/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lord Louis Mountbatten was the uncle of Prince Philip and served as a father figure to Prince Charles. Lord Mountbatten was a distinguished Royal Navy admiral and statesman. He was murdered while vacationing in Classiebawn Castle with his family. He was killed along with his two grandchildren and three others when they went fishing on August 27, 1979. an Irish Republican Army member had planted a bomb in their boat the night before It exploded, killing Lord Mountbatten's grandson and a crew member. A moment later the passenger died as well.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana with wet hair at a Pavarotti concert in Hyde Park, London, 30th July 1991. (Photo by Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
Princess Diana with wet hair at a Pavarotti concert in Hyde Park, London, 30th July 1991. (Photo by Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

One of the most well-known and 'thick' with the conspiracy was none but the tragic death of Princess Diana. Rumours and reports did rounds claiming that this attractive-looking princess was killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. But, many believe that there is more to it! Diana was beloved by the public, and millions mourned her passing. It is thought that a paparazzi photographer caused the wreck of the princess's vehicle. This led to new regulations regarding the press relations with members of the royal family, especially royal children. Her two sons, William and Harry, were 15 and 12 when she died. 2.5 billion people observed the funeral of Diana on September 6, 1997.

Prince Philip

Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, attends a Parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt in central London on August 2, 2017.  
Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, conducted his final solo public engagement on August 2, 2017, overseeing a military parade in the pouring rain before retiring from a lifetime of service. The Duke of Edinburgh, wearing a raincoat and bowler hat, met members of the Royal Marines and veterans -- many younger than him -- before taking the salute in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

 / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yui Mok        (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, attends a Parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt in central London on August 2, 2017. Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, conducted his final solo public engagement on August 2, 2017, overseeing a military parade in the pouring rain before retiring from a lifetime of service. The Duke of Edinburgh, wearing a raincoat and bowler hat, met members of the Royal Marines and veterans -- many younger than him -- before taking the salute in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yui Mok (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP via Getty Images)

Prince Philip, husband of Elizabeth II, the longest-serving royal consort in British history, passed away in Windsor Castle on April 9, two months before his 99th birthday. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had a bladder infection in 2012. The man had exploratory surgery on his abdomen in June 2013 and in April 2018. For the sake of his health, the Duke went to the hospital on February 16, 2021. On March 1, the Duke went to St. Barts Hospital for an operation that corrected his existing health problem. On March 5, he was re-transferred to Windsor Castle. Three weeks after his hospitalization on April 9, he was dead. His remains have not been identified, though an official said he passed away peacefully. His funeral was on April 1, 2021.