Public emotions aren’t really big with the Royal Family. Sure, we sometimes get tight smiles to express happiness and support. But for the most part, they keep the real depths of their emotions very close to the chest.
But nobody can keep their emotions hidden all of the time, especially when that emotion is anger. And when they get angry enough, royals lose their cool just as easily as the rest of us.
Don’t think that’s true? Here is our definitive list of times the Royal Family got angry on camera.
Prince William Goes Off On Martin Bashir
Princess Diana’s interview with the BBC’s Martin Bashir in 1995 was a real bombshell. It involved her openly talking about affairs, her mental health, and her opinion of how bad Prince Charles would be if he were king.
In 2021, former British judge Lord Dyson led an inquiry that reveaqled Bashir and the BBC used “deceitful behavior” to secure the interview. In response, a barely-restrained Prince William recorded a statement about the damage that had been done to his family.
“In an era of fake news, public service broadcasting and a free press have never been more important,” he said. “These failings, identified by investigative journalists, not only let my mother down, and my family down; they let the public down too.”
Kate Middleton Scolds Prince George At Pippa’s Wedding
Nobody cares less about royal titles than children and that includes the royal children themselves!
Kate Middleton discovered this when her sister Pippa Middleton got married in 2017. Kate had her hands full minding her young children Princess Charlotte, then 2, and Prince George, then 4.
But like any other four-year-old child, the young prince kept doing things like emptying his flower basket and playing behind Pippa’s wedding dress. Eventually, like any exasperated mother, Kate lost her cool and scolded George harshly enough to make the young royal cry.
Meghan Markle Tells Her Critics How It Is
Meghan Markle has had her fair share of critics. This includes everyone from fellow royals to various members of the press (especially British tabloids).
In this clip from Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in 2020, Meghan tells the critics how it really is. She identifies how much of what people think is “inflammatory” is not what she said but “people’s interpretation of it.” She noted that “if you listen to what I actually have to say, it’s not controversial.”