Royal Affairs


In the last few months two separate British republican movements REPUBLIC

( and Throne Out ( have called for the DNA

testing of all members of the royal family who receive money from the British taxpayer. Here is

the background to that call for DNA testing.

Times have changed. There was a time when the royal family was looked upon with respect.

They are now figures of ridicule. Today, everything is much more open and in recent years the

late Princess Diana and Prince Charles have admitted their adultery. The royal family has fallen

from its pedestal.

Not only has the family fallen in public esteem but the dark secrets which only a few have known

about and which have been talked about behind closed doors for many years are now surfacing.

The revelation of these secrets could have historic repercussions.

The monarchy is sitting on a time bomb which could explode at any time with devastating

consequences for Britain and those Commonwealth countries,such as Canada, Australia and

New Zealand etc. which still have constitutional ties to the institution of monarchy.

It is a saga which involves several sex scandals and,like Monica Lewinsky’s infamous blue dress,

will probably involve DNA testing.

The kernel of the story is the huge strides which have been made in recent years in DNA testing

in order to prove paternity.

In the pages which follow you will read extracts from five books. In these books there is strong

prima facie evidence that the Queen, Princess Anne and the late Princess of Wales have given

birth to children conceived out of wedlock.

The books are:

(i) ‘The Royal Marriages’ by Lady Colin Campbell published by Smyth Gryphon ISBN 1 85685

039 0; (ii) ‘Queen Elizabeth II, a woman who is not amused’ by Nicholas Davies published by

Carol Publishing Group ISBN 1 55972 217 7; (iii) ‘Prince Philip- a critical biography’ by John

Parker published by Sidgwick & Jackson ISBN 0 283 99929 2; (iv) ‘The Royals’ by Kitty Kelley

published by Bantam Books ISBN 07338 0162 5; (v) ‘Elizabeth’ by Sarah Bradford published by

Mandarin Books. The Queen

In 1956 the Queen discovered that Prince Philip was having an affair with Princess Alexandra.

She banned him from her bed and the marriage ended in the conventional sense.

In his book ‘Queen Elizabeth II, a woman who is not amused’ Nicholas Davies writes at page 169:

It is extraordinary that an affair involving two members of the royal family, one of them married to

the Queen, has remained a secret for so many years. To the nation and their beloved

Commonwealth, the royals have purported to set an example for all their subjects. Yet, the

Queen’s consort, the man married to the Head of the Church of England whose views on adultery

were unwaveringly strict, has been living an adulterous life for most of the 45 years he has been

married to the Queen. Alexandra’s daughter, Marina, almost revealed the secret in 1989 when

she became pregnant. Her parents urged her to have an abortion and Marina was so angry that

she decided to tell all to a newspaper. Fortunately for her parents and Elizabeth and Philip

caution prevailed and the affair remained a closely guarded royal confidence known only to a very


When it became finally known that Alex and Philip were lovers the revelation caused a major

crisis in the family. Absolutely furious when he heard about the affair Lord Mountbatten

confronted his nephew and ordered Philip to end the affair. Philip refused and told Mountbatten to

“mind his own bloody business.”

At page 203 Davies writes: Philip’s affair with Alexandra, however, caused their marriage to reach

a breaking point. John Barratt (Lord Mountbatten’s private secretary for 20 years) recalled

‘According to what Mountbatten told me that was very nearly the last straw. Elizabeth was beside

herself with rage and anguish. She was deeply hurt and upset. She felt humiliated and scorned,

yet there was nothing she could do.’

As Head of the Church of England she could not divorce her husband. Her only recourse was to

ignore him for days and weeks and months. ‘She gave Philip the cold shoulder treatment’

commented a senior courtier in Prince Charles’s office. ‘Elizabeth made him squirm but it didn’t

stop the affair which went on for many, many years.’


Left: Prince Philip talks to Princess Alexandra

while Elizabeth looks on


The affair became known throughout

the royal family including the

household of the Queen Mother and

eventually of Prince Charles.

Elizabeth had known that Philip

chased other women. Dickie

Mountbatten explained to Elizabeth

‘Philip knows what side his bread is

buttered. Don’t worry. He’ll be back.’

Mountbatten knew how Philip thought

because they had had many talks

together in the days when

Mountbatten planned his nephew’s

marriage to the future Queen. Philip’s

affairs took a considerable toll on their marriage and inevitably on Elizabeth’s love for him. He did

not appear to care what effect his affairs had for he didn’t stop for nearly all his married life. The

affair with Alexandra started in the mid-1950s. When the Queen found out about it she was

devastated and required psychiatric treatment. Alexandra was her cousin, a close friend and ten

years younger than her.

In ‘The Royal Marriages’ Campbell writes (page 97): For Lillibet the pain of discovering that her

marriage possessed dimensions of which she had known nothing was only part of the picture.

Another significant part was the knowledge that she had been humiliated in front of everyone who

mattered to her. Like many wives, she had been the last to hear the talk, and the mere thought

that her personal life had been the stuff of gossip was enough to drive her into a frenzy of

anguished indignation.

While she might have been able to salve her wounds had she been an ordinary person, because

she was not one, and because she took the role of queen so seriously, the indignity done not only

to her but also to Her Majesty the Queen was so loathsome as to bring her to the point of no


When most couples reach a point of no return they part. This, however, was never an option for

Lillibet. No matter what happened between Philip and her, they could never take the paths of

either separation or divorce. They were tied together for the remainder of their natural lives and

irrespective of how they might feel about one another or what form their lives might take in the

future they could never present anything but a united front to the world at large.

By 1956 Philip and Lillibet were leading separate lives.

Philip went on to have many affairs.

In the five books the names mentioned are: the late Helene Cordet, TV star Katie Boyle,

actresses Anna Massey, Jane Russell, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Shirely Maclaine, Merle Oberon; the

Duchess of Abercorn, the Countess of Westmoreland, the late Susie Barrantes (Fergie’s mother),

Patti Kluge, Christina Ford and many polo wives.




In ‘Queen Elizabeth II, a woman who is not amused’ Nicholas Davies writes (p.186): Elizabeth

became romantically involved with another man, Henry George Reginald Molyneux Herbert, Earl

of Carnarvon also known as Lord Porchester.

Throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s Porchester and Elizabeth spent many, many hours together

discussing racing.

But there was more to the relationship than racing.


Lord Mountbatten’s warning


In ‘Queen Elizabeth II, a woman who is not amused’ Davies writes (p.188): Elizabeth began to

spend a great deal of time with Lord Porchester and they would frequently meet at Broadlands


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