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All The Ways Being A British Royal Actually Sucks

Updated 28 May 2019 19.4k views15 items

Every time a member of the royal family marries, as with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, millions of commoners around the world "oooh" and "aaah" at the pomp and circumstance surrounding the event and wonder what it would be like to part of it all. The reality, however, is not all it's cracked up to be.

From dealing with constant scrutiny from the outside world to having to follow centuries-old protocols and royal customs, the life of a royal is not easy, but it's only in recent decades that we have come to really understand why. For most of its existence, the family has kept mum in regards to private matters. 

Enter Princess Diana. From the get-go, she wasn't like any other royal, and when her marriage fell apart, she opened up about what life was really like for her. Her down-to-earth nature still endears her to the world to this day, as it does her sons Princes William and Harry, who have carried on with her tradition of being more open about who they are and what they've overcome.

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